The Smuggler's Gambit

Adam Fletcher Adventure Series

Book 1
Seaport Publishing
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Port Beaufort, North Carolina - May 1765

Seventeen-year-old Adam Fletcher is no stranger to fist fights, but when he bloodies the nose of the obnoxious son of Port Beaufort’s customs agent, the local magistrate offers Adam two choices: jail or an apprenticeship.

Choosing the latter, he soon finds himself bound apprentice to a reclusive old man with a secret, colorful past. Although Adam is less than thrilled about his new situation, when he is asked to spy on his master as a suspected smuggler, he has to decide where his loyalties lie. Will he perform his civic duty to the Crown, or will he do whatever is necessary to protect the old man, possibly putting even his own family in danger?

Secrets will be revealed, loyalties will be questioned, betrayals will be uncovered, and a young man’s character will be put to the test in The Smuggler’s Gambit.

The Smuggler’s Gambit is the first book in the Adam Fletcher Adventure Series of historical fiction novels. If you like fast-moving adventures, impetuous young heroes, suspense-filled plots, and a dash of romance, then you’ll love Sara Whitford’s entertaining series!
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About the author

In her Adam Fletcher Adventure Series, author Sara Whitford weaves together colonial-era tales that incorporate true life (but often little known) historical facts with stories and characters inspired by her own decades of research.

She scribbles down Adam Fletcher’s latest adventures between homeschooling her teenage son and doing endless research.

Her author website is SaraWhitford.com

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Publisher
Seaport Publishing
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Published on
Mar 13, 2015
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Pages
326
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ISBN
9780986325243
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Historical / General
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