The Wrecker (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) by Lloyd Osbourne, Robert Louis Stevenson
This intriguing tale, written by Stevenson and his stepson Lloyd Osbourne, is a sweeping adventure centering on the exploits of American Loudon Dodd. In the story, Dodd and his scheming friend, Jim Pinkerton, purchase a supposedly shipwrecked vessel called the Flying Scud that lay abandoned on Midway Island. The men are led on a twisting and turning journey in their attempts to take hold of the ship and unravel the mystery surrounding its demise.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. He struggled all his life against tuberculosis and traveled extensively in search of a climate suitable to his illness. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.