The year is 1775. The turmoil in colonial North America has begun to boil into revolution. British governors and military leaders in the thirteen colonies are deeply worried.
Local skirmishes in New England soon unfold into all-out war. As the revolution spreads, Giles Finch, a British military engineer, quickly ﬁnds himself serving as advisor to Military Governor Thomas Gage.
First as a ﬁeld observer, then later a military strategist, Finch must outwit the rebels on and oﬀ the battleﬁeld, maintain the favor of his fellow oﬃcers, and keep his own family safe from the ravages of war.
Daniel H Lessin's alternate history novel Defending the Colonies explores some of the what-ifs of the British side of the American War of Independence, while weaving an intricate and engaging tale that challenges the imagination.