It is 1777 and the American War for Independence is at an impasse. The struggling new nation's need for help sends Benjamin Franklin to Paris to seek an alliance with France. How can he convince the French that the American battle is worth joining? The surprising answer to his dilemma appears in the unlikely and unforgettable form of a fisherman named Peace of God Manly, first introduced in Peter Treegate's War. Franklin puts Peace of God in command of the sloop of war Hornet with orders to harass British ships in their own waters. Soon tales of the unique and daring exploits of this devout but fiery sea captain from Salem are buzzing in the government halls of both France and Britain.
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