Mad Morgan

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Macmillan, Aug 15, 2001 - Fiction - 320 pages
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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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User 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

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Contents

The last night of peace
Kill me if you can
15
The tiger in their midst
27
Welcome to Maracaibo
34
We will meet again
50
Morgans walk
59
The way it was once the way it is now
68
so that death passed upon all men
81
Acts born of desperation and greed
187
It is easy to take a life
195
A litany of the dead
205
A chant for the dying
215
I heard you
222
For honor
229
The devil I am
238
Before I die
243

Bluffed
92
Every sunset is mine
104
If only someone would rid me of this meddlesome rogue
113
A snake in the garden
118
Will you gamble with your life?
127
The sea always wins
141
The city of gold
159
Can anyone deny you?
166
And Morgan her beloved
182
Nowhere to run
250
the dogs of war
260
The wall
267
The devil at dawn
271
Let them remember this day
277
I have seen your heart
286
Dead mens eyes
296
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Kerry Newcomb was born in Milford, Connecticut but had the good fortune to be raised in Texas. He has served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and taught at the St. Labre Mission School on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana. Mr. Newcomb has written plays, film scripts, commercials, liturgical dramas and over thirty novels under both his own name and a variety of pseudonyms, including The Red Ripper and the Texas Anthem series. He lives with his family in Ft.Worth, Texas.

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