Hell and High Water
author: Tanya Landman
Caleb has spent his life roaming southern England with his Pa, little to their names but his fatherís signet ring and a puppet theater for popular, raunchy Punch and Judy shows ó until the day Pa is convicted of a theft he didnít commit and sentenced to transportation to the colonies in America. From prison, Calebís father sends him to the coast to find an aunt Caleb never knew he had. His aunt welcomes him into her home, but her neighbors see only Calebís dark skin. Still, Caleb slowly falls into a strange rhythm in his new life . . . until one morning he finds a body washed up on the shore. The face is unrecognizable after its time at sea, but the signet ring is unmistakable: it can only be Calebís father. Mystery piles on mystery as both church and state deny what Caleb knows. From award-winning British author Tanya Landman comes a heart-stopping story of race, class, family, and corruption so deep it can kill.
Mystery turns to mortal danger as one young manís quest to clear his fatherís name ensnares him in a net of deceit, conspiracy, and intrigue in 1750s England.