A swashbuckling thriller, part one of 'The High Seas Adventures' series, set on the oceans of the 18th century - with drama, horror, and adventure.
Between the devil and the deep blue sea . . .
It is 1799. John Spencer is 14 when his father's ship, the ill-fated "Isle of Skye", is shipwrecked on the coast of Cornwall as she makes for her home port. John survives the disaster, but soon learns to his horror that the villagers are not rescuers but wreckers - pirates who lure ships ashore in order to plunder their cargo . . .
When John discovers that his father is alive and being held prisoner he knows that he must try to rescue him, yet he does not know whom he can trust.