Cat Island (Privateers & Gentlemen) by Walter Jon Williams
Approx. 126,860 words.
Published on October 22, 2012.
The British are preparing to attack New Orleans. Sworn to defend Louisiana, Captain Favian Markham finds New Orleans a city of intrigue, where Creoles conspire against the Americans, streetfighters cloak their murders under the Code Duello, the pirate Jean Laffite defies the Navy, and where two sensuous Creole women, Eugenie and Campaspe, vie for his favor.