“EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR LIFE IS MY CONCERN, MR. ROBB, INCLUDING YOUR BETROTHED.”
Boston, 1793—Now engaged, Molly Chase and new federal intelligencer Josiah Robb want nothing more than to settle into quiet married life—or as quiet as life can be when one is hunting down a ring of traitors among Boston’s elite. But the plan has one glaring flaw: Molly herself, and the madness that has plagued her since her father’s death. Until Molly proves herself an asset rather than a liability, Josiah’s investigation cannot move forward.
Intelligencer Eliza Hall thought she had left her troubles behind in Philadelphia long ago. When she is sent back to follow a suspect, she’s ready to acknowledge the truth and make her peace—except that the man she loves, who doesn’t know about her past, is assigned to come with her. Now she must outwit her fellow spy and closest friend, lest he hate her for what she had been, while they maneuver to prevent Revolutionary France from dragging the fledgling United States into a war it cannot afford.
Both women are in search of a safe harbor. Little do they expect the winds to blow them into the most tumultuous waters of all—back home.
“Weaving a captivating tapestry of history and storytelling, Rhonda Ortiz deftly builds the tension in her second Molly Chase novel, Adrift. Brimming with insight, action, and intrigue, the story fully immerses the reader in the uncertain early years of our nation and the lives of a compelling cast of characters. The satisfying ending hints of even more excitement on the horizon—a brilliant and edifying historical read!” — Stephanie Landsem, author of Code Name Edelweiss
“‘First comes love, then comes…’ a scintillating spy plot, perduring mental and emotional trauma, deep spiritual questioning, and, of course, romance. With Adrift, Ortiz provides a stirring sequel that weaves together historical detail and psychological complexity in a cloth as intricate as any from Penelope’s mythological loom.” — Eleanor Bourg Nicholson, author of Brother Wolf and The Letters of Magdalen Montague
“Full of espionage, political and social intrigue, with historically accurate details, Adrift is the exciting sequel in a series sure to have you looking at American history with fresh eyes and interest. Ortiz delves into the racial, social, religious, and mental health struggles of the time with a deft hand that leaves you aching for better for the characters but in awe of their struggle to rise above, all while serving their country. It is a must read for fans of historical novels.” — Crystal Caudill, author of Counterfeit Faith
The second installment in Rhonda Ortiz’s Molly Chase series, Adrift, is a veritable ocean of intrigue, espionage, and swoonworthy romance. This impeccably researched adventure brings eighteenth century Boston to life in the little-known-to-me Federalist period of American history, and compelling character arcs kept me turning pages far into the night. Fans of Josiah and Molly will find much to love about the continuation of their story as well as a new equally riveting pair to root for. I’m already eagerly awaiting the third book in the series! — Amanda Wen, author of Roots of Wood and Stone