It is some years since Thomas Kydd was spirited away in the night by the press-gang. Now he is a shipwrecked sailor and virtual prisoner back in the land. of his birth. Until he is shipped out in mysterious haste to the Caribbean, where sugar is king and yellow jack is a fearsome peril.
There Kydd's friend Renzi contrives to reunite the old crew in Seaflower, a graceful and trim little topsail cutter that Kydd fell in love with at first sight. But Seaflower may break his heart - with her, Kydd will find his seamanship, tenacity and courage put to the ultimate test.
Author: Julian Stockwin
Series: Thomas Kydd
First Published by: Hodder & Stoughton
Date: April 2003