After discovering six gold Roman coins buried in the mud of the Devil’s Dyke, Barnabas Sackett enthusiastically invests in goods that he will offer for trade in America. But Sackett has a powerful enemy: Rupert Genester, nephew of an earl, wants him dead. A battlefield promise made to Sackett’s father threatens Genester’s inheritance. So on the eve of his departure for America, Sackett is attacked and thrown into the hold of a pirate ship. Genester’s orders are for him to disappear into the waters of the Atlantic. But after managing to escape, Sackett makes his way to the Carolina coast. He sees in the raw, abundant land the promise of a bright future. But before that dream can be realized, he must first return to England and discover the secret of his father’s legacy.
An excellent beginning and introduction to one of Louis Lamours greatest families. It has all the thrills and excitement and just when you think that Barnabus is done for he succeeds and proves himself and his worthiness. A true hero whom does not disappoint
Only complaint is it leaves you hungry for more ahhh... But there is the next book to continue our heroes quest.......
Excellent adventure to start the series...
Barnabas Sackett's adventures from the Old World to the Americas that he falls in love with is told in this compelling story. Non-stop action of American frontier values... First novel in the series about the Sackett family...
A great read
Th first of many great Sackett stories.