When a political duel kills his eldest son, a Founding Father retires from public life to heal his devastated family. Two years later as a conspiracy threatens America's survival, he must choose between family and politics, and his choice triggers a traitor's deadly revenge. Although centered on Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton's Choice is a family saga, with Eliza as its heart and conscience. The story reveals a man's conflicting love for his family and duty to his country, a conflict intensified by his past: As a bastard orphan, Hamilton values his family more than most, and as the immigrant architect of federalism, he feels a more profound duty to protect his country. Hamilton's Choice echoes America's current tensions in the little-known plot of wealthy New England Puritans to secede from the union because they feared “contamination of their racial purity” by minorities from the newly acquired Louisiana Territory.
At a time when interest in Alexander Hamilton continues to build, Hamilton's Choice offers a riveting look at this flawed but heroic man of principle, caught in an impossible dilemma between the two things he holds most dear.