“It is not as if someone could get hurt for telling a story.”History records gardener was fired from Mount Vernon in the early 19th century. Disgruntled by his release, the gardener returned to the estate, broke into the tomb of George Washington, and stole a skull he claimed belonged to the most famous American of all time. The skull was quickly recovered by the family and the gardener disappeared from history altogether. No arrests were made and no trial was convened for the theft. The question remains…why?When Cam Mercer goes to the birthday celebration of George Washington being held at Mount Vernon, he expects the night to be just the usual sort of formal party held at any historic location. Instead, a guest makes the unbelievable claim of being the descendant of George Washington’s illegitimate child. However, when this very same guest is found dead on the estate property near the tomb of Washington, Cam finds himself drawn into a family mystery which relies on him to team up with his famed ancestor, the first private detective in America, Archibald Mercer. Through the years and generations which separate these two men, both Mercers will come to learn truths they never could have imagined. Together, they must join forces and solve the incredible mystery of….the Washington heir
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