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Summary:

1667, Sir Francis Courteney and his son Hal are on patrol in their fighting caravel off the Agulhas Cape of South Africa. They are lying in wait there for one of the treasure-laden galleons of the Dutch East India Company returning from the Orient. So begins a quest for adventure and the spoils of war. They are swept from the settlement of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa to the Great Horn of Ethiopia far to the north at a time when international maritime law permitted acts of piracy, rape, and murder otherwise punishable by death.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library SMITH (Text) 33892004074697 Adult Fiction Book None 07/09/1997 Available -

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  • ISBN: 0312157916
  • Physical Description: 554 p. ; 25 cm.
    print
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997.

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General Note: Colored map on endpapers.
"A Thomas Dunne book."
Summary, etc.: 1667, Sir Francis Courteney and his son Hal are on patrol in their fighting caravel off the Agulhas Cape of South Africa. They are lying in wait there for one of the treasure-laden galleons of the Dutch East India Company returning from the Orient. So begins a quest for adventure and the spoils of war. They are swept from the settlement of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa to the Great Horn of Ethiopia far to the north at a time when international maritime law permitted acts of piracy, rape, and murder otherwise punishable by death.
Subject: Courtney family (Fictitious characters) Fiction
South Africa History To 1836 Fiction
Hijacking of ships Fiction
Seafaring life Fiction
Indian Ocean Fiction
Pirates Fiction
Genre: Sea fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Historical fiction.
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