Robust recreation of an always fascinating episode of the American Revolution-the story of Benedict Arnold-told through the experiences of his side, Matthew . Disheartened, ill, when New York is seized by the British, Matt is nursed back to health by rebel Sally Cornell, daughter of a Tory, who loves Matt. Then Mait is assigned to Arnold as side; his early doubts swerve to blind allegiance as Arnold's bold , brilliant strategy, indomitable spirit, delusions of grandeur and ambition him handling to ultimate betrayal. Only them does Matt yield to the truth. With and parallels for today -- a satisfying story.