Mad Morgan

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Macmillan, Aug 18, 2000 - Fiction - 288 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

1 The last night of peace
1
2 Kill me if you can
15
3 The tiger in their midst
26
4 Welcome to Maracaibo
32
5 We will meet again
46
6 Morgans walk
54
7 The way it was once the way it is now
62
8 so that death passed upon all men
73
17 And Morgan her beloved
163
19 It is easy to take a life
174
20 A litany of the dead
183
21 A chant for the dying
192
22 I heard you
198
23 For honor
205
25 Before I die
218
26 Nowhere to run
225

9 Bluffed
83
10 Every sunset is mine
94
11 If only someone would rid me of this meddlesome rogue
102
12 A snake in the garden
107
13 Will you gamble with your life?
115
14 The sea always wins
127
15 The city of gold
143
16 Can anyone deny you?
149
27 the dogs of war
234
28 The wall
241
29 The devil at dawn
245
30 Let them remember this day
250
31 I have seen your heart
258
32 Dead mens eyes
267
Authors Note
275
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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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