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A fourteen-year-old orphan apprenticed as a silversmith when we first meet him, Johnny is skilled and intelligent but also arrogant and cocky. When an injury to his hand destroys his future as a silversmith it also shakes his sense of identity. Instead of being the head apprentice, adored, and respected he finds himself out of work and despised. Instead of being welcomed as a long-lost member of the Lyte family he finds himself thrown into jail. On the brink of changing into a thief and vagabond he is saved by his association with Rab Silsbee and through him becomes acquainted with the Sons of Liberty and Boston's revolutionary movement.

Over a period of two years Johnny changes and grows. In the void left by the future he'd planned and the past he thought he'd come from other values develop. Rab's quiet example, the excitement of espionage and...

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