THE TRAITOR'S WIFE
Pataki explores the attractive and cunning wife of notorious American traitor Benedict Arnold. Peggy Shippen Arnold is a well-developed character for whom readers will feel both compassion and contempt. But the story is told from the viewpoint of her favorite maid, Clara Bell, whom readers will love and empathize with. Steeped in fact, this novel leaves the reader feeling that the fictional events could have actually occurred.