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Patriots, Redcoats and Spies

Published by Knox Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Twin teenage boys go on an adventure when they discover their father has a secret message to get to General George Washington, but after being shot by two Redcoats he now has only one hope of getting that message delivered—his twin boys!

The year—1777
The war—the American Revolution
The secret weapon—twin boys

When Revolutionary War Patriot Lamberton Clark is shot by British soldiers while on a mission for the Continental Army, he has only two hopes of getting the secret message he’s carrying to General George Washington: his fourteen-year-old twin boys John and Ambrose.

Upon discovering that their father is a spy in the Culper Spy Ring, the boys accept their mission without a clue about what they may be up against. They set off from Connecticut to New Jersey to find General Washington, but the road to the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army is full of obstacles; including the man who shot their father who is hot on their trail.

About The Author

Robert Skead is the author of several popular books for children. For the American Revolutionary War Adventure series, Robert partnered with his father to develop the stories. The father-son writing team are members of Sons of the American Revolution. Their ancestor, Lamberton Clark, one of the main characters in the stories, fought in the Revolutionary War as a member of the Connecticut Militia and the Continental Army. The tales in the American Revolutionary War Adventures series were crafted to inspire readers to do great things, nurture patriotism, and celebrate the courage and creativity of colonial patriots and General George Washington. Discover more at

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Raves and Reviews

"Bought Patriots, Redcoats & Spies for my son. He tore through it over the weekend. Thank you for a great, patriotic read!"

– Brad Thor, Best-selling author

"I enjoyed Patriots, Traitors and Spies immensely. What a great read! I've been thinking about it all week. I am biased toward the subject and cause, but I suspect that even boys and girls with no such loyalties will find it compelling and enjoyable—and that it will cause them to want to know more about the American Revolution. This deserves to be widely read, for it will do our country and the history of its origins the important service of sparking curiosity about the War for Independence and the people who sacrificed so much to secure America's autonomy as a nation."

– Robert McDonald, Associate Professor, Department of History, United States Military Academy (West Point)

"This inspiring story isn't just for kids. I couldn't put it down and when I finished the last page I felt like I had experienced an amazing adventure and like I had reconnected with my patriotic heritage."

– Jennifer Norato, history teacher, DAR member

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