Synopses & Reviews
Peter Blood, a physician and an English gentleman becomes a pirate after suffering a grave injustice. Barely escaping the gallows after his arrest for treating wounded rebelswho were fighting the oppressive King JamesBlood is enslaved on a Barbados plantation. He escapes to Tortuga and becomes the leader of a colony of buccaneers.
"Confident, dramatic sweep, and an unfailing boldness of romantic colour." —London Times
"He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad." —Sabatinis' epitaph
"First-class storytelling." —Library Journal