The Tides of War
COMMANDER RAFAEL SIMS: An Alabama born navy man destined for the cause, he plays two sides in a dangerous game...and with two remarkable women.
SARAH HAMMOND: The daughter of a prosperous shipping magnate, devoted to the pursuit of peace, her heart guides her into a top-secret mission ... and toward a perilous act of betrayal.
LOUISA LEE PHOENIX: A Lee of Kentucky, cousin to Robert E., she lives her life with reckless abandon—using her beauty, wits and passionate fire as a weapon in defense of her beloved homeland.
MAJOR ROBERT ANDERSON: Though sympathetic to the South, he is a man of unwavering principle—and determined to fulfill his sworn obligation to the Union...even if it pushes his nation into WAR.
PRESIDENT JAMES BUCHANAN: Considered an inept, inadequate leader, he must hold together a disintegrating country. And with only weeks left in office he decides to make a stand-at a vulnerable garrison in Charleston harbor called Fort Sumter.
DIVIDED BY LOYALTY
It was a land torn asunder. . . Secession fever gripped an angry South--while leaders in Washington stood hopelessly mired in doubt and indecision. From Maine to Alabama, the best and bravest of a generation were swept up in the fury and excitement of the onrushing storm. In this extraordinary time-on land and sea-a new kind of war would be fought, testing a young nation's dedication to ideas that freedom brings.
COMMITTED BY HONOR