A riveting and action-packed novel of the life and times of Henry Morgan, MAD MORGAN is the legendary pirate's story told with swashbuckling romance, derring-do, and an edge as sharp as Spanish steel.
Born in the Welsh countryside in 1655, Henry Morgan is captured as a youth by Spanish raiders and carried off to Santiago de Cuba to a life of cruel servitude. Grown to manhood and unbowed by the slaver's whip, Morgan eventually escapes, stealing a prison ship and rescuing a crew of hardened freebooters in the process. With vengeance in his heart, Morgan sets out to harry the Dons. Before long, the turquoise waters of the Spanish Main run red with blood. No Spanish treasure ship or guarded port is safe--he is Captain Henry Morgan, "El Tigre de Caribe", the most feared buccaneer alive and an imposing figure of dread throughout the Caribbean.
In a rousing adventure that culminates in Morgan's infamous and bloody conquest of the supposedly impregnable Spanish port of Panama City, Mad Morgan unfolds at a breathtaking pace. Rich with stunning detail, violence, passion and revenge this is a pirate tale that will captivate every armchair adventurer until the last, thrilling page is turned.
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MAD MORGANUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Once again, the prolific Newcomb (coauthor: The Ghosts of Elkhorn, 1982, etc.) rounds up black-hearted villains, lionhearted heroes, and bosomy beauties for his 30-plus action-adventure tale.It's 1665 ... Read full review
The last night of peace
Kill me if you can
The tiger in their midst
Welcome to Maracaibo
We will meet again
The way it was once the way it is now
so that death passed upon all men
Acts born of desperation and greed
It is easy to take a life
A litany of the dead
A chant for the dying
I heard you
The devil I am
Before I die
Every sunset is mine
If only someone would rid me of this meddlesome rogue
A snake in the garden
Will you gamble with your life?
The sea always wins
The city of gold
Can anyone deny you?
And Morgan her beloved
Nowhere to run
the dogs of war
The devil at dawn
Let them remember this day
I have seen your heart
Dead mens eyes
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