In 1777, during the War for Independence, Nate Donovan is the younger brother in an Irish Quaker family in British-occupied Philadelphia. He is too young to join the Continental Army that is fighting for America's freedom, but when the war comes through the Donovan's front door, Nate becomes the youngest member of General George Washington's spy network. Dangerous? If Nate and his Indian friend, Running Fox, are caught as spies the penalty is death by hanging.
"Marc Cashman's easy-to-listen-to voice enlivens the latest in the Crimson Cross series. The series follows a silver and ruby relic of the Holy Land, which was originally given to Christopher Columbus and is ritually passed on to a young person for his/her heroic contribution to American history. Fifteen-year-old Nate Donovan, whose Quaker family's home is being used by the British Army occupying Philadelphia, participates in dangerous missions as a spy for George Washington and is given the Crimson Cross. Cashman voices the large cast of characters with ease. Nate, in particular, sounds authentic and youthful. Narrating at an unhurried tempo, Cashman sets each scene and draws the listener into Nate's world. Endnotes provide information on the historical aspects of the story."
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