Aboard the Pirate: Roving the West Indies

· Veronica Cherry
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During a modern day United States Coast Guard interdiction of drugs and migrant smugglers in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea, two airmen suddenly whirl into an equivalent era to witness piracy during 1816 through 1825 in the West Indies. In the upheaval of law and politics against historys infamous pirates, a twelve year old beggar girl stows away on an American merchant ship to seek a better life. Disguised as a boy, she ships out to piratical waters and ends up on several pirate ships. During the passage, she meets an abducted fourteen year old Royal Navy Midshipman trainee, who is unaware of her disguised identity. The stowaway and midshipman find themselves in a conflict and resolve relationship in this swashbuckling historical tale of piracy and its arrest in the West Indies.
5.0
1 review
Veronica Cherry
May 3, 2013
Reviewed by Nathan Albright, M. A. in Military History. Excerpt from the entire review on the Naval Historical Foundation website. This is not only a novel that entertains with a dramatic and exciting plot, nor occasionally disturbs the reader with its grim realism in dealing with pirate humor that would only be found these days by a member of one of Tampa’s pirate krewes during Gasparilla festivals, but also instructs the reader on contemporary reality that mirrors the uncertain days of the early 1800’s when the rule of law slowly cut off the freedom of the seas that allowed piracy to prosper. An afterword provides a brief historical commentary on the real and imagined characters within the novel as well as their world. For those who like their language salty, their novels full of real historical characters, their plots full of action like raiding ships and fortresses and dealing with corrupt political leaders, as well as a little bit of time slip to add some contemporary relevance, this novel will have much to offer, as long as the reader is not squeamish about its language or its contents.
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