Why did one of the most prominent patriots of his time defend British soldiers for opening fire on a Boston mob? The answer to this probing question can be found in this thought-provoking book. Readers discover the facts behind the Boston Massacre, which ultimately left five colonists dead. The ensuing trial unfolds for readers with great tension, as Adams works to prove that patriots can be trusted to defend the human rights of all people. This story is presented in the style of a graphic novel, with engaging drawings to hold the interest of reluctant readers while teaching them about a very important time in American history.