The Devil's Captain

by Frank Sherry



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/19/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 320
ISBN : 9780595010080

About the Book

Born to sail the high seas, young Englishman Bart Roberts shipped aboard the merchant trader Princess, bound for the Dark Continent. But Roberts was headed for another destiny that began when his vessel was waylaid by cruel freebooters off the Guinea Coast. His sword spilling pirate blood on the well-worn decks, Roberts fought long and hard until the brigands overran his ship, killing the captain and shanghaiing him as part of their crew. But he learned the buccaneer craft faster than most and soon he was captain of the Royal Fortune, flying the black flag as the scourge of the Atlantic. His Majesty抯 warships, no match for the twenty-four pounders and nimble speed of his ship, 揃lack?Bart sailed south to the Caribbean, preying upon the rich galleys of treasure headed back from the New World. But when dreaded Don Esteban, commander of the Spanish fleet off Hispaniola, planned to attack the island of Nassau, the commander of the Royal Navy turned to the man he called 搕he Devil抯 Captain?in a bold plan of treachery that ended in a great sea battle with the sea running red with Spanish blood.

About the Author

Frank Sherry has been an award-winning journalist, political consultant, pollster, public relations executive, and video producer. In his spare time, he enjoyed traveling, sailing, scuba diving, and trekking mountains. Now 80, he lives in West Plains, Missouri, with his wife, Su Anne, author of "My Three Lost Girls". This is Sherry's ninth book.