Peter Treegate's War, second in the Treegate series, begins by picking up both the course of the American War for Independence and the ongoing, more personal, clash of divided loyalty for 16-year-old Peter. His father, John Treegate, and his foster father, the Maclaren of Spey, jealous and distrustful of each other, and worlds apart in thought and philosophy, are each making what seem to be impossible and irreconcilable demands of Peter. The resultant struggle, with Peter striving to be true to both men while also trying to discern and be faithful to his own calling, is colorfully played out across the slow, chaotic course of the war with the redcoats, in which the reader is shown both the cruelty and the decency to be found on both sides. For Peter there will be capture, imprisonment, and near escapes, as well as a significant unraveling of a mystery which began many years before in Scotland at the 1745 Battle of Culloden.
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