In the seventeenth century, England's future is dependent upon the sea. Merchant adventurers and shipping companies seeking to expand international trade, find themselves constantly threatened by piracy on the high seas.
In 1671, after twelve years of service, Lieutenant Martin Denbow decides to resign from the King's Navy. Leaving service on the same day are fellow officer Rodney Carteret and chief gunner Humility Flood, each to pursue his own ambition.
The fortunes of Denbow and Carteret are affected by the beautiful but mysterious Helen Fitzwilliam, wife of a wealthy ship owner, while Flood becomes emotionally involved with Bess Dawlish, a feisty woman with a colourful past who lost her family and business in the Great Fire of 1666 and the Black Plague that followed. All experience the pleasures and the horrors of the period, as the action moves from London to the pirate-infested waters of the Caribbean ruled over by notorious buccaneer Henry Morgan, and on to an uncharted island in the South Pacific.
Swordplay, romance, intrigue, betrayal, and sea battles abound in the sprawling saga The Sea Dogs, the first novel by Ken Barnes.
Publisher's website: http://sbprabooks.com/KenBarnes
About the Author:
Author of three nonfiction books, Ken Barnes is an internationally successful record producer and a scriptwriter for radio and TV. He was the writer of the 2010 Emmy-nominated nonfiction special "Johnny Mercer - The Dream's On Me." He lives in Benfleet, Essex, UK with his wife, Anne.
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|Size: ||839 KB|
|Publisher: ||Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency, LL|
|Date published: || 2014|
|ISBN: ||9781631350825 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|