THE GOLDEN GALLEON

BY VICTOR SUTHREN

BOOK TWO IN THE MAINWARING SAGA

It is 1741 — two years since Edward Mainwaring, the young American lieutenant in the Royal Navy, sprang to fame in the action at Porto Bello described in Royal Yankee. Now he has been ordered back to the Caribbean, in command of a sloop-of-war, and uppermost in his mind is the thought of a reunion with Anne Brixham, the beautiful planter's daughter who fought beside him in his earlier adventure. But Anne, he learns, has been kidnapped by his ruthless enemy, the Chevalier Rigaud de la Roche-Bourbon. On his own initiative, the headstrong Mainwaring sets off in pursuit, making a dangerous journey across Panama that leads not only to Anne's savage captors but also to the prospect of the greatest prize of all — the fabled Manila Galleon. Culminating in a desperate battle among Pacific islands, The Golden Galleon is a truly superb novel of high-seas adventure.