Boston Harbor, 1775. James Sparhawk, master and commander in
the British Navy, knows trouble when he sees it. The ship he’s boarded is
carrying ammunition and gold into a country on the knife’s edge of war.
Sparhawk’s duty is clear: confiscate the cargo, impound the vessel, and seize
the crew. But when one of the ship’s boys turns out to be a lovely girl with a
loaded pistol and dead-shot aim, Sparhawk finds himself held hostage aboard a
Sarah Ward never set out to break the law. Before Boston
became a powder keg, she was poised to escape the stigma of being a notorious
pirate’s daughter by marrying Micah Wild, one of Salem’s most successful
merchants. Then a Patriot mob destroyed her fortune and Wild played her false
by marrying her best friend and smuggling a chest of Rebel gold aboard her
Now branded a pirate herself, Sarah will do what she must to
secure her family’s safety and her own future, even if that means taking part
in the cat-and-mouse game unfolding in Boston Harbor—the desperate naval fight
between British and Rebel forces for the matériel of war—and pitting herself
against James Sparhawk, the one man she cannot resist.
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