The Alliance

The Alliance

by S. K. Keogh




Two pirates; sworn enemies. An alliance forged by blood...

Jack Mallory sailed into Carolina waters seeking vengeance upon fellow pirate James Logan, the man responsible for his father's murder and his mother's kidnapping. But Jack never expected his well-laid plans to be foiled by a mere child: Logan's precocious six-year-old daughter, Helen. A deathbed promise to her mother inexorably binds Jack to the child and robs him-at least temporarily-of his revenge against her father.

But the two pirates' tenuous truce will be tested when a mysterious privateer sets sail to end Logan's devastation of Carolina's lucrative sea trade. Will Jack choose to save Helen's father or will he ally with the privateer to at last see justice served for Logan's crimes against his own parents?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493750276
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/07/2013
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

When Susan Keogh won an elementary school writing contest and a trip to a regional young writers conference, she hadn't realized that experience was the beginning of a love affair with words. Keogh was raised in a large family where reading was encouraged. Through her mother's interest in history, Keogh grew to admire such authors as Michael Shaara and Bruce Catton, a fellow Michigan writer who focused on the American Civil War. So it was no wonder that her first writing credit was a featured article in the magazine America's Civil War. Keogh's particular interest in the Civil War led her into re-enacting for several years as a field musician.

Keogh's most recent time period of historical interest is early colonial America and the age of piracy. She is crafting a series of novels that center around the adventures of Jack Mallory, a young Englishmen who is both pirate and eventually the patriarch of a large rice plantation in the colonial province of Carolina.

Outside of her writing life, Keogh works in the health care field and enjoys travel (preferably to warm places outside of her native Michigan!), the arts, and equestrian activities.

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Kim_Z_Rendfeld More than 1 year ago
“The Alliance” describes two aspects of Ms. Keogh’s second novel in the Jack Mallory series. It represents the uneasy relationship our hero has with his stepfather, James Logan, and it is the name of the privateer ship so bent on Logan’s destruction whoever is supporting the venture will endanger a child. Intertwined with this plot is the romantic tension of whether Jack and love interest Maria will realize what they truly mean to each other. The story picks up right where “The Prodigal” left off, but if you’ve not read the first book or it’s been a while since you have, you will have no trouble catching up. “The Alliance” is a gripping story of love, romance, tragedy, family dynamics, revenge, and loyalty. The characters are three dimensional and complex, and the same person can be ruthless, manipulative, caring, and tender. I did not want to put the book down. I look forward to reading Ms. Keogh’s other work.