Staircase to Liberty

Staircase to Liberty book coverBritain still rules America when Joseph LaBarre’s parents and siblings are brutally massacred in Acadian Maine and Joseph is abducted into the Royal Navy. Starting anew in Philadelphia, he takes back a large schooner stolen from his family by the murderous Angus Cameron. Joseph arms the schooner with cannons and French admirals teach him how to attack Britain’s powerful warships. When Joseph’s trading business is threatened by London, he convinces patriot leaders including George Washington that unfettered trade is necessary to achieve liberty. Meanwhile, Cameron plots to destroy Joseph and strives to cripple the fledgling United States.