Clint is contacted by a collector in North Carolina who asks him to authenticate Blackbeard’s blunderbuss, which if real, would be worth a fortune. In consulting with friends and experts, word gets out about the weapon’s existence. In fact, there are two guns, a flintlock and the blunderbuss. But while Clint is trying to authenticate them, attempts are made to steal or switch them. It may be a local family who claims to be descended from Blackbeard, or simply others who are anxious to sell the items for a princely sum. Clint must discover who is behind the attempts, if the guns are fake or real, and stay alive while doing it.