The Treasure of Peril Island

The Treasure of Peril Island

by C.W. James

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Overview

The winds of change are about to fill the sails of Jack Drayton…

 

A penniless young man living on a barge on the Thames in 1903 London, Jack Drayton is unsure of where his life is heading. He's trying to decide what to do with himself next when he meets a peculiar stranger. Needing a ride to shore one evening, Jack hitches a ride from this stranger, who speaks, dresses, and behaves as though he's stepped out of another era. After Jack helps the man escape a fracas in town, he tells Jack that he is in fact Black Juan Gaskara, an infamous pirate, and claims that he's on the run for his life.

 

Now, that would be all fine and good, except for the fact that the real Black Juan Gaskara would have to be over 112 years old; or more logically, dead.

 

Despite his disbelief however, Jack is intrigued by the man. Especially when he learns of the treasure that Gaskara has apparently hidden on Peril Island, a place only known to Black Juan.

 

Before Juan is murdered by descendants of the crew he double-crossed over the loot, he leaves Jack with a cryptogram and map that will reveal where the treasure is hidden. Now it's up to Jack to recover the treasure before Black Juan's enemies – who wish to use it to set up a global crime empire – get their hands on it first. With his best friend Hector at his side, Jack must venture on the dangerous ocean journey of a lifetime, following the cryptic clues to uncover the treasure before Gaskara's foes put an end to his search…and his life!

 

Author C.W. James creates a fast-paced and thrilling historical novel that will capture the imagination of young adult audiences and hold them fast until the very last page. Perfect for casual readers and bibliophiles alike, The Treasure of Peril Island is the kind of book that will ignite one's love of reading, or continue to kindle the existing flame. A classic story of adventure, mystery, pirate curses and hidden treasure, this is the optimal book to add to any teen library!



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Product Details

BN ID: 2940165458736
Publisher: Insundry Productions Books
Publication date: 10/01/2021
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 564 KB

About the Author

C.W. James is the pen name of an author who lives in rural Northern Nevada with two rescue cats. He enjoys hiking and movies from the Golden Age of Hollywood, especially 'B' movies and the serials from Republic Pictures.

Under his real name, he has published four middle to upper-grade nonfiction books, as well as approximately two dozen magazine articles on topics such as movies and computer tutorials.

"C.W. James" is a combination of his middle name and his parents' middle names. He hates having his picture taken, so the portrait  is an Artificial Intelligence creation of somebody who doesn't actually exist.

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