The year is 1795 and Jacob Fletcher has reached the shores of Jamaica. Having been driven out of England by his cruel stepmother, Lady Sarah Coignwood, he has finally reached a land where he might be able to make his fortune. But this haven might not be as safe as he once thought ...
The Maroon peoples are being whipped up into a frenzy by the one of the most dangerous men Fletcher has ever met, Vernon Hughes. It’s seems that it will only be a matter of time before the island erupts into violence. To make matters worse, Lady Coignwood has heard that Fletcher is not dead but alive and well in Jamaica. She will stop at nothing to destroy her troublesome stepson.
Will Jacob Fletcher ever be allowed to pursue a life in trade as he so wishes? Or will his past continue to cast a shadow over his future?
‘Fletcher and the Mutineers’ is the third in a rollicking series of memoirs that bring the 18th Century back to life in its tawdry glory as Fletcher evades the dangers of Maroons, mutineers and his stepmother.
Author: John Drake
Title: Fletcher and the Mutineers
Series: Jacob Fletcher
First Published by: Endeavour Press
Date: 14 July 2015