Rated 4.75/5 based on 4 reviews
(Doubleday, 1985)

'Action-crammed, historically factual novel . . . is a rousing read,
ably researched by Hoover”

Publishers Weekly

Barbados and Jamaica 1648. The lush and deadly Caribbean paradise, domain of rebels and slaveholders, of bawds and buccaneers. Colonists fight a wishful war for freedom against England.

Idea points: Slavery, slaves, Caribbean, sugar, sugar mill, bu More
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About Thomas Hoover

Live in New York City. Have published nine books. All available from Smashwords or my web site.

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Review by: D. Patrick Morris on July 10, 2018 :
Great read. Highly recommend !!!!
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Review by: read more on May 1, 2013 :
Interesting history slant ,an enjoyable read.
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Review by: Richard Sommery-Gade on Feb. 12, 2013 :
A true swashbuckling story derived from the true history of Hispaniola, Jamaica, Tortuga, basically all the Caribbean Islands of legend and the men & women of the 1600's to the 1700's in Charles II & Cromwell's rule of England. Before slavery had taken hold in the Americas, instigated by the Puritans & Roundheads of the time, while chastising the Roman Catholics for their Church policies, were in a lot of instances worse than the people they were at war with, which is so often the case.
This is a wonderful book giving a true colorful description of the times, morals, habits and accurate picture of life in their non air conditioned, sweaty, often filthy, disease ridden society, where the people the upper levels scorned were often a step a head of the 'superior' ones who had enslaved them. The corruption, greed, desperation go beyond belief in this fascinating look into the reality of the famous Spanish Main. Some spelling errors are the only errors that I found marring this piece, so I give it a 4.9 on the 5.0 scale of excellence. Don't miss this one as I couldn't put it down once I started it.
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Review by: sue b on June 2, 2011 :
Excellent - would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good historical novel by a writer who knows his stuff!
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