Author: Butler, Paul
Publisher: Flanker Press
Year Published: 2004
Condition Rating: Slight wear, may have creased spine, folded pages, good-condition ownership stickers
Summary: Having just escaped the Kingâ€™s justice, notorious pirate Peter Easton arrives in St. Johnâ€™s harbour with ten well-armed ships. Knowing he is too powerful to be refused, Easton confidently invites the Kingâ€™s loyal fishing admiral, Richard Whitbourne, and his second-in-command, Captain Dawson, aboard his flagship The Happy Adventure. Insisting Whitbourne and Dawson are guests and not prisoners, Easton takes them by surprise, pulling anchor and setting sail with half his flotilla for the Caribbean.
Easton takes place in Newfoundland, the Caribbean, and England. The story reflects a time when Newfoundland was crucial to trade and power, and when there was a very thin line between loyalty and piracyâ€”a line that could be crossed in either direction in the blink of an eye.
In Store Location: Bookcase 68 - Canadian Fiction,