Synopses & Reviews
The gripping naval saga by award-winning historian James L. Haley moves to a tropical setting as Captain Bliven Putnam takes on pirates in the Phillipines and diplomatic relations in Hawaii.
It's 1818 and Bliven Putnam is now a captain in the American Navy. Doing battle with the deadly pirate Jean Lafitte, off the coast of Texas, Putnam has come into his own as a leader. But he's plagued by thoughts of home, where his wife, Clarity, is managing the family farm, the fortune, and an extenstive building project. When their long-planned reunion is cut short by a new assignment, Clarity at last puts her foot down. If she can't keep Putnam with her, then she'll just have to go with him.
As Putnam sets sail for his new home base in Honolulu, Clarity joins a new missionary effort to Hawaii. On their respective paths, Putnam encounters a new breed of pirate and Clarity meets another kind of ruler, the famed queen of Hawaii, Kaahumanu.
Based on the real-life Olowalu Massacre, this third outing will be unlike any adventure the Putnams have faced before. And with a strong undercurrent of female empowerment, it's a historical novel for the modern age.