The Smuggler's Gambit

The Smuggler's Gambit

by Sara Whitford
The Smuggler's Gambit

The Smuggler's Gambit

by Sara Whitford



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Port Beaufort, North Carolina - May 1765

Seventeen-year-old Adam Fletcher is no stranger to fist fights, but when he bloodies the nose of the obnoxious son of Port Beaufort's customs agent, the local magistrate offers Adam two choices: jail or an apprenticeship.

Choosing the latter, he soon finds himself bound apprentice to a reclusive old man with a secret, colorful past. Although Adam is less than thrilled about his new situation, when he is asked to spy on his master as a suspected smuggler, he has to decide where his loyalties lie. Will he perform his civic duty to the Crown, or will he do whatever is necessary to protect the old man, possibly putting even his own family in danger?

Secrets will be revealed, loyalties will be questioned, betrayals will be uncovered, and a young man's character will be put to the test in The Smuggler's Gambit.

The Smuggler's Gambit is the first book in the Adam Fletcher Adventure Series of historical fiction novels. If you like fast-moving adventures, impetuous young heroes, suspense-filled plots, and a dash of romance, then you'll love Sara Whitford's entertaining series!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151653664
Publisher: Seaport Publishing
Publication date: 03/17/2015
Series: The Adam Fletcher Adventure Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 324
Sales rank: 539,900
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Sara Whitford's third-great-grandfather wrote the family's lineage in a copy of Robinson Crusoe. Adventure, literature, and history are in her blood.

Ever since she can remember, she has been fascinated by the intriguing past of the region that has been home to her family for centuries. How could she not be, with stories of intrepid explorers, Indian kings, and ordinary Bath town boys-turned-pirates, like that notorious sea rogue known as Blackbeard? She weaves together colonial-era adventures that incorporate true life (but often little known) historical facts with stories inspired by her own decades of research.

While she has been writing non-fiction articles about eastern North Carolina for more than a decade, The Smuggler's Gambit is her first novel and also the first adventure in the Adam Fletcher series. You can visit her online at or visit the website for the Adam Fletcher Series at
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