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Just how fragile was the political situation that yielded the United States Constitution? How easily might have the Philadelphia Convention have been derailed? What could that have meant for the future of America? This short novel of alternate history follows the story of Camden Page, who finds himself apprenticed to a prominent attorney in Richmond who rubs elbows with all of Virginia's prominent political figures. Among those figures is a member of the Virginia Senate whose daughter captures the young man's heart. Fortuitous circumstances take Camden to Philadelphia where he begins to uncover the pieces of a conspiracy bent on sabotaging the constitutional convention and sowing the seeds for the destruction of the fledgling nation.