CAPTAIN MONSOON

BY VICTOR SUTHREN

BOOK FOUR IN THE MAINWARING SAGA

It is 1744. War between England and France has been formally declared when the dashing young American Edward Mainwaring, captain of His Majesty's sailing ship Pallas, is unexpectedly taken prisoner off the coast of Mauritius.

Mainwaring and his crew make a daring escape. Hungry for revenge, they steal a bizarre flotilla of ill-equipped ships and prepare to attack the French fleet headed by Mainwaring's old enemy, the dastardly Roche-Bourbon and his powerful ship Achille.

The French see Roche-Bourbon as the key to their victory in the Indian Ocean and are forced to make concessions to him, one of which is custody of the beautiful Lady Caroline Grenville - whose life becomes a nightmare of violence and mistreatment in his hands.

As a tropical monsoon threatens, Mainwaring prepares for his final, deadly confrontation with Roche-Bourbon. On the outcome of this personal battle rests the fate of England in the Indian Ocean, the possession of millions of bullion stored in Achille, and the life of Lady Grenville.

Captain Monsoon is the fourth and final book in Victor Suthren's series of thrilling seafaring yarns. Teeming with adventure and written with a vivid sense of history, it captures the excitements and dangers of life at the mast.