Ian Nathaniel Cohen is a native of Miami, Florida, where he grew up immersing himself in swashbuckler literature and film. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2003 with a BA in Radio/Television Production and a Minor's Certificate in Applied Computer Science. He also received his MA in Asian Studies from Florida International University in 2006, where he teaches the course Asia Through Film as an adjunct lecturer, in addition to working in IT for the Government Publishing Office. In 2010, his essay "Heroes & Villains of the East", analyzing the evolving depiction of the Japanese in Chinese and Hong Kong martial arts cinema, was published in FIU's Japan Studies Journal. He also writes a guest blog, the INCspotlight, on the website Channel Awesome, reviewing classic films, comic books, and video games.
Michael McNamara, a disgraced former naval officer, joins forces with a pirate turned pirate hunter on a high-seas quest for redemption. McNamara's travels pit him against treacherous seas, bloodthirsty buccaneers, and a conspiracy that threatens thousands of lives.