Cornish smuggler, Devlin "Devil " Varcoe, braves winter weather and revenue men to fetch the contraband on which Porthinnis depends for survival. Though drawn to Jenefer Trevanion, whose father finances the smuggling operation, Devlin seduces beautiful wildchild Tamara Gillis.
When fire destroys her home, Jenefer is forced to work in the pilchard cellars. Meanwhile, craving Tamara for himself, Thomas Varcoe plots to kill his brother. Rejected by Devlin, the only man she has ever loved, a pregnant Tamara is pressured by her mother to accept Thomas. Betrayed by his brother and captured by the Revenue cutter, Devlin negotiates release for himself and his imprisoned crew by promising to rescue a British agent from France. He succeeds, but on the voyage home is caught in the worst storm in living memory. With death seeming inevitable, Devlin recognises the love he never believed he deserved. Urging on his exhausted crew he brings the boat within sight of the beach. Then disaster strikes and he must choose between his past and his future: loyalty or freedom?
Author: Jane Jackson
Title: Devil's Prize
First Published by: Robert Hale Ltd