A story of relentless pursuit, betrayal, and revenge: As a young boy Jack Mallory knows horror and desolation when James Logan and his pirates murder his father and abduct his mother. Falsely accused of piracy himself, Jack is thrown into jail. He survives seven years in London's notorious Newgate prison and emerges a hardened man seeking revenge. His obsession with finding his mother's kidnapper drives him to the West Indies where he becomes entangled with a fiery young woman named Maria Cordero. With a score of her own to settle with James Logan, she disguises her gender and blackmails Jack into taking her aboard his pirate brig, Prodigal, in his desperate search for Logan. Their tumultuous relationship simmers while Jack formulates a daring plan to rescue his mother and exact revenge upon Logan for destroying his family. But Logan has no intentions of losing what he now treasures more than life itself-Jack's mother, Ella.
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If you want a story about pirates who are human beings who love, hate, search for plunder, and seek justice, read "The Prodigal." The reader is presented with a complex story of Jack Mallory, a young man who lost his father and his freedom and is trying to get his mother back; Maria Cordero, a young woman who lost her father and wants revenge, and James Logan, the pirate responsible for the deaths of Jack's and Maria's fathers and devoted husband of Jack's mother. I told you it was complicated, but the reader never feels lost. Ms. Keogh has a gift for vivid descriptions of seafaring and creating three-dimensional characters. I was so captivated by this book, I put it back on the nightstand reluctantly, wishing I could stay up all night as the tale unfolded. I look forward to reading Ms. Keogh's other books.