The King's Beast - A Mystery of the American Revolution
When Duncan McCallum is asked by Benjamin Franklin to retrieve an
astonishing cache of fossils from the Kentucky wilderness, his excitement
as a naturalist blinds him to his treacherous path. His journey to deliver
the fossils to Franklin in London becomes a nightmare of deceit and violence as he seeks the cryptic link between the bones of the American incognitum and the king. Duncan’s last desperate hope for survival, and the rescue of his aged native friend Conawago—imprisoned in Bedlam—requires the help of freed slaves, an aristocratic maiden, a band of street urchins, and the gods of his tribal allies.