The Bermuda Privateer

The Bermuda Privateer

William Westbrook

$9.99

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Hailed as groundbreaking by David Donachie, author of the John Pearce Naval Series and the Privateersman Mysteries—
"All sea stories should tell you something new, and The Bermuda Privateer meets that criterion in spades. Fast paced and covering an area new to me; I was enthralled by the author's encyclopedic knowledge of the Caribbean. There are battles and conspiracies galore, with engaging characters and thrilling actions."
Nicholas Fallon is captain of the schooner Sea Dog, a privateer that is fast, beautiful and deadly. Unbound by Royal Navy tradition, Fallon enjoys total independence in where he goes, how he fights, and whom he takes as crew. A woman—Beauty McFarland—is his second-in-command.
It's 1796, and Sea Dog's owner, Ezra Somers, employs Fallon to protect his Caribbean salt trade from French privateers and pirates. Wicked Jak Clayton is especially ruthless. When the two meet just off the Bahamas, even Fallon's cunning can't overcome their mismatch in firepower and desertion by a cowardly ally.
Later, in Bermuda, Fallon is enlisted by the Royal Navy to intercept a Spanish flotilla carrying gold and silver to France. But a massive hurricane halts the British attack on the Spanish transports, driving several ships, including Fallon's, onto the Florida shore. Held by Spanish soldiers, Fallon and the surviving crew escape by turning enemies into friends. Once free, only one mission remains. Wicked Jak Clayton must die!
The Bermuda Privateer is an action-filled sea story with layered storylines and a modern storyteller's voice.


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William Westbrook:
William Westbrook began his career as an advertising copywriter and went on to become president and creative director of the advertising agency Fallon, producing award-winning campaigns for BMW, United Airlines, Miller Lite and many other clients. A natural storyteller, he's also co-written a photography book and contributed to sailing magazines, all the while cruising extensively throughout the Chesapeake Bay and the Caribbean. He is the author of the Nicholas Fallon Seas novels. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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