In BOOK TWO, Michael joins the armed conflict when he joins the Continental Army Artillery holding the forts on the Hudson River. Michael is recruited for a scouting mission and a daring raid that gives General Washington’s army the opportunity to retreat from Fort Lee. The retreat route passes through his home where he commands a small rear-guard force and engages the pursuing British and luring them into a deadly ambush that allows the Continental Army to slip away and survive.
Severely wounded in the retreat, Michael returns to smuggling. His business flourishes until the British punitive raid on Chestnut Neck in which his wife is murdered.
Michael Fields adventures conclude in Book Three; “Hero of the American Revolution.”