It has been almost a year since Jeremy Taylor’s father joined Washington’s army as a doctor to tend the wounded. When the horrifying news arrives home that Dr. Taylor has been killed and labeled a traitor, fourteen-year-old Jeremy leaves his mother and sisters a hastily scrawled farewell, and steals away to Valley Forge to prove his father’s innocence and protect the family farm from possible confiscation.
While on the road, Jeremy encounters a friend who is avenging his parents’ death by the British. The boys decide to travel together but separate at the camp where Jeremy meets the guard who shot his father. After he survives an early skirmish, Jeremy volunteers to steal enemy supplies. But when they are ambushed and several Continentals are killed, an injured Jeremy is imprisoned. After accidentally discovering the spy who shot his father in the prison camp, Jeremy makes a daring escape with another prisoner—only to realize that no one is willing to accept his father’s innocence. Now as he is forced into a course of dangerous actions with lasting effects, Jeremy cannot help but wonder if he will ever achieve his goal.
Witness to Treason shares a coming-of-age tale of perseverance and courage as a son embarks on a perilous journey to clear his father’s name during the American Revolution.