With a different take on the life of Benedict Arnold, Ben’s Tale reveals an epic story of greed and glory, family and friendship, treason and truthfulness. Told by a history buff who is also a London physician, the drama unfolds as the doctor gets an opportunity to treat—and befriend—the infamous general, and find out for himself whether Arnold’s story is one of slanderous legend or an extraordinary man wrongly accused. The so-called traitor unmasks his tale of woe–of jealous, ambitious founding fathers, doubts about the viability of the new nation and of his relationship with his beautiful wife, Peggy, and her role in facilitating his change of coat.
Arnold Patrick Parker was brought up in Michigan and spent the better part of his career in the metropolitan areas of New York City and Montreal, Quebec. He moved to Florida in 1980 and has recently retired. Presently, he lives in Naples, Florida. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1963 with a Doctor of Pharmacy. He also has a M.B.A. from Seton Hall. Writing is something new for Dr. Parker, and this is his first novel. He maintains a summer place in Washington County, New York, where much of the action in Ben’s Tale takes place.