Stephen Smith is an award-winning journalist, photographer and pewtersmith. He has written for military history magazines,served on the board of Fort Western in Maine,and has done military research in the public and private sectors. His first military figurine was recognized by the American Pewter Guild and displayed at the Smithsonian and Museum of America in Bath, England. Steve and his wife, both avid scuba divers, divide their time between New Hampshire's White Mountains and the Caribbean, where he first contracted "pirate fever." RONIN OF THE SEAS is his first novel. NIGHTMAN, On Pirate Shores, is nearing completion.
Published: March 14, 2013.
Fiction » Historical » General
1718 – The pirate sloop Sweet Alice captures a French slave ship, unaware that she carries a fortune in gold.
Quartermaster Esau Jessup and Gentleman Davy Fletcher, Alice’s self-destructive captain, rescue indentured servant May Meehan from Blackbeard Teach. Esau decides to give up piracy; Davy needs him to further his own dark ends.
Their final confrontation changes the fate of empires.