by : Mark Keating
Sold by his father as a child, captain’s servant Patrick Devlin knows how cheap a man’s life can be. But his instinct for survival is strong, and when his master’s ship is sunk by pirates, Devlin decides to trade his servile existence for a life of dangerous liberty. Eventually, he finds himself captain of the very ship that took down the vessel of the man he once served – Captain John Coxon – who hungers to return to the sea and take his revenge. And when His Majesty’s Government and the East India Company hear of Devlin, and that he is in pursuit of a secret French cargo of gold bullion, it is Coxon they send to bring his former dog to heel.