DEVIL WATER is the true story of Charles Radcliffe, who escaped from Newgate prison in 1715 after his brother’s execution, and of his daughter Jenny. Jenny was the child of a secret marriage; father and daughter share a strong and abiding affection.
When Jenny immigrates to America, she and her father suffer years of separation. The themes of this book are loyalty and courage.
Like all of Seton’s books, this one combines thoroughly documented history with superb storytelling.