Bartholomew Roberts is retiring, leaving his son in command of the Queen Anne's Revenge. It is his first command, and it may be his last. The Alliance will do everything in their power to ensure that he fails.
Failure in the Alliance is not tolerated. If Doc Roberts is lucky, they will hang him. If not, he will be sent to a reeducation center, mind-wiped, and a control collar will be placed around his neck, then he will be paraded in the streets of Avalon's capital city, as an example of what happens to people who fail in their missions.
He can't afford to fail!