Cat Island (Privateers & Gentlemen)

Cat Island (Privateers & Gentlemen)

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by Walter Jon Williams
     
 

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In a frigate stolen from his own navy, Captain Favian Markham races to New Orleans with the dispatches he's captured from a British warship-- dispatches making it clear that the city will soon be the target of a British fleet and an invading army.

But Favian finds New Orleans a city of intrigue, where Creoles conspire against the Americans, streetfighters…  See more details below

Overview

In a frigate stolen from his own navy, Captain Favian Markham races to New Orleans with the dispatches he's captured from a British warship-- dispatches making it clear that the city will soon be the target of a British fleet and an invading army.

But Favian finds New Orleans a city of intrigue, where Creoles conspire against the Americans, streetfighters cloak their murders under the Code Duello, the pirate Jean Laffite defies the Navy, and a cabal of elite soldiers conspire to hand the city to the enemy-- and where two sensuous Creole women, Eugenie and Campaspe, vie for his favor.

In order to resist the coming invasion, Favian must fight his way clear of conspiracy and unite the divided city, and soon discovers that in order to buy time for the defenders, he must sacrifice his own ship, and his own career, in a hopeless fight against an overwhelming power . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015496925
Publisher:
World Domination, Ltd.
Publication date:
10/22/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
479,700
File size:
340 KB

Meet the Author

Walter Jon Williams is a bestselling, award-winning author. He began his career writing historical fiction, but has since become better known for his science fiction works.

Walter has written numerous works of alternate history, featuring Edgar Allan Poe (ANo Spot of Ground@), Mary Shelley (AWall, Stone, Craft@), Elvis Presley (ARed Elvis@), and the Empress Dowager of China (AForeign Devils.@) He has also contributed to the alternate history science fantasy series, Wild Cards.

His latest work is The Fourth Wall, the third book in his series of near-future thrillers featuring game designer Dagmar Shaw.

Walter=s web page may be found at

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