In an event coined The Signers’ Day of Reckoning, Benjamin Franklin swings from a noose while his son, William, watches. Benjamin and his fellow rebellion leaders meet their ends on July 2, 1782, the sixth anniversary of the ratification of their treasonous declaration.
Over two hundred years later in a province formally known as Pennsylvania, Joshua Franks works as a scientist in a royally sanctioned lab with a lofty goal to use lightning as an alternative energy source to illuminate the villages that stand in destitute, dark contrast to the royal cities they surround and support. While attending a college history class, Joshua soon learns what the government allows to be taught surrounding the failed treasonous revolt. But everything changes on his twenty-first birthday when his parents pass on their most secret and prized possessions, leading Joshua to learn the shocking truth that he is a descendent of Mr. Franklin, and that he may be the only person with an opportunity to complete the task his forefather and fellow revolutionaries started so long ago.
In this suspenseful historical tale, a young man is gifted his family’s greatest secret on his twenty-first birthday that closes the time loop on a mystery over two centuries old.