The Bermuda Privateer
by William Westbrook
Pub Date 01 Sep 2017
1796. Captain of the fast, beautiful, and deadly Bermuda schooner Sea Dog, Nicholas Fallon sails the Caribbean protecting Ezra Somers's lucrative salt business and battling Britain’s enemies with his best friend and first mate, Beauty McFarland.
Somers’s daughter, Elinore, is Fallon’s lover. So when Somers offers Fallon a share of the business for capturing Wicked Jak Clayton—the pirate who has been stealing his ships—Fallon is motivated to help. Sea Dog soon faces warships, treasure ships, an incompetent Royal Navy captain, and a massive hurricane. Along the way, Fallon learns about courage, sacrifice, and friendship.
"William Westbrook hooks you from the first page with accurate detail, a fast-paced plot, intriguing characters, and a genuine understanding of sailors and the sea."
— Robert N. Macomber, award-winning author of the Honor series of naval thrillers
"Well done. An exciting tale."
—James L. Nelson, author of the Norsemen Saga, the Revolution at Sea, and more
"William Westbrook is not afraid of action ... blood, history or politics. This is only the first book of a series about Bermuda-born Nico Fallon, who becomes embroiled with a ruthless pirate, a Spanish bullion flota, and a … hurricane and mass shipwreck. [Westbrook demonstrates] … a truly impressive expertise. A great maiden voyage!"
—Jan Needle, author of the William Bentley Sea Novels
"An action-packed insight into one of the most fascinating, deadly and captivating predators of the seas—the privateer."
—Paul Bryers (Seth Hunter), award-winning director and author of The Nathan Peake novels
" . .. treachery on land and blazing cannons at sea."
—Michael Aye, author of the Pyrate Trilogy and the Fighting Anthonys series
" . .. leaves readers gripping the edge of their seats ... Nicholas Fallon and his crew of misfits battle a maniacal pirate and traitorous allies, while forging friendships in unlikely places."
—Cindy Vallar, Editor of Pirates and Privateers.