Friday, July 15, 2011

Ransome’s Quest-Kaye Dacus

Ransome’s Quest
Kaye Dacus
Harvest House, Aug 1 2011, $13.99
ISBN: 9780736927550

In 1814 in St Catherine’s Parish, Jamaica, notorious pirate El Salvatore kidnaps Charlotte Ransome. Her brother Captain William Ransome leads a search to find and rescue his sibling. While he is at sea, the nasty pirate Shaw loathes William and his father-in-law Admiral Sir Edward Witherington. Opportunity and a good plan allow him to abduct the wife-daughter Julia who along with the Admiralty connects his two enemies.

El Salvatore and William learn of the second Ransome kidnapping. William vows to save the lives of both of his beloved females. He finds Charlotte safe. She informs him who El Salvatore is and he offers to assist William in locating and rescuing his spouse. Without the pirate he has had no success and he did show good faith when he freed Charlotte, but the man is a pirate.

The third Ransome historical thriller is a fabulous early nineteenth century swashbuckler. Loaded with action and adventure from the onset, readers will relish the return of the cast from the previous Caribbean escapades (see Ransome’s Honor and Ransome’s Crossing) as Kaye Dacus provides a stirring sterling end to a stupendous saga.

Harriet Klausner

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