Mad Morgan

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St. Martin's Press, Aug 15, 2001 - 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


Title Page Acknowledgments
The last night of peace
Kill me if you can
The tiger in their midst
Welcome to Maracaibo
We will meet again
Morgans walk
The way it was once the way it is now
Will you gamble with your life?
The sea always wins
The city of gold
Can anyone deny you?
And Morgan her beloved
Acts born of desperation and greed
It is easy to take a life
A litany of the dead

so that death passed upon all men
Every sunset is mine
If only someone would rid me of this
A snake in the garden
A chant for the dying
I heard you
For honor
The devil I am 25 Before I die 26 Nowhere to

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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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