'The Traitor's Wife': Inside the devious mind of Mrs. Benedict Arnold

March 19, 2014 at 11:45 AM ET

Video: Author Allison Pataki, daughter of former New York Gov. George Pataki, shows her love for American history with her first novel, “The Traitors Wife.” She says she would spend hours outdoors and as long as she had a good book she never felt alone.

Read an excerpt from "The Traitor's Wife: A Novel" by Allison Pataki

Excerpted from The Traitor's Wife: A Novel, copyright (c) 2014 by Allison Pataki. Used with permission by Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., all rights reserved.