For ages 9 to 12, Patriots, Redcoats, and Spies is set during the American Revolution in 1777. When patriot Lamberton Clark is shot by a British soldier, he has only two hopes of getting the secret message he's carrying to General George Washington: his 14 year old twin boys. Upon discovering that their father is a spy and express rider for the Culper Spy Ring, the boys accept their mission. They set off from Connecticut to New Jersey to find the General. But the road to the commander in chief of the Continental Army is full of obstacles-including the man who shot their father.