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As war spreads across the globe, Harry Ludlow joins the struggle for the richest trade in the world. When half his crew is illegally pressed into the Royal Navy by the vicious Captain Toner, Harry sets off in pursuit. Toner's ship reaches the West Indies with Harry close behind, and they sail into a maelstrom of piracy, corruption, and murder stirred up by a French privateer.

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Overview

As war spreads across the globe, Harry Ludlow joins the struggle for the richest trade in the world. When half his crew is illegally pressed into the Royal Navy by the vicious Captain Toner, Harry sets off in pursuit. Toner's ship reaches the West Indies with Harry close behind, and they sail into a maelstrom of piracy, corruption, and murder stirred up by a French privateer.

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"Donachie has a masterful way of creating atmosphere and character . . . stunning impact."  —Kent Messenger

"High adventure and detection cunningly spliced."  —Times of London Literary Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590130179
  • Publisher: McBooks Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Series: Privateersman Mysteries Series
  • Pages: 462
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Meet the Author

David Donachie is an avowed lover of naval fiction with a stroke of mischief, and he has lately published a multivolume biographical novel about Lord Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton. Writing as Tom Connery, he is the author of the popular Markham of the Marines novels. A Scot by birth, he lives in Deal on the Channel coast of England.

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