In the early part of the eighteenth century, two ships sail the waters of the Caribbean. The first, an English merchant ship, leaves Kingston, Jamaica fully laden and bound for her home port in England. On this voyage she carries two passengers. The first, Eleanor Simpson Forbes, seventeen years old, blonde haired, medium height, slender and beautiful, is an only child. Her father is Sir Benjamin Simpson Forbes, aide to Sir Francis Black, governor of Jamaica. Her mother is Lady Caroline Simpson Forbes, a stunningly beautiful English rose. The second passenger, Margaret Stewart, born of good Scottish stock, joined the Forbes’ as governess to Eleanor. She is travelling with her charge in her new position as companion.
The second ship, a French first-order frigate, now in the hands of a murderous horde of escaped prisoners, and by a cold-blooded, half-caste called Paul Duval, is engaged in acts of piracy.
Aboard the pirate vessel is a young English sailor, Peter Bennet, an unwilling member of the crew, released from prison when Duval led the daring escape and subsequent capture of the frigate. Just turned eighteen, tall, strong, with dark brown hair, and a ruddy complexion, Bennet has no choice but to accept the situation.
Will fate bring these two vessels together? If so, what does the future hold for all on board?
Alanna MacLachlin is an animal whisperer, in love with a Berserker, and has prophetic dreams about death. But when her impromptu lake house get-away from everything that life and her dreams has thrown at her turns deadly, she can’t just sit on the sidelines.
Her tenacious but tipsy cousin, Jenae, insists Alanna should relax and let the sheriff handle things, but when Alanna finds out that Derek, who “needs his space” at the moment, is the prime suspect for murder, what will she and her curious four-legged, furry friends do? Help to clear him, or continue to unearth clues that may ultimately convict him?
Derek’s family believes his curse has turned him into a bloodthirsty killer, but then Derek’s cousin, Lenny, a womanizing nudist surfer, who recently came to town to crash on Derek’s couch, confesses his own curse to Derek. Once Lenny’s secret is out, Derek’s life, and all of those closest to him, will be affected by the epic battle that follows.
And when the killer’s identity is ultimately revealed, the whole town of Aurum has to re-evaluate everything they thought they knew about their quiet little town.
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Mexico 1520: As the Aztec Empire burns to ash at Hernán Cortés's feet, in another part of the country a great treasure lies hidden in a sacred place watched over by its keepers. Throughout the land, a strange legend has long told of an ancient people dwelling deep within the jungle whose possessions include a precious set of stones with the potential to bring unlimited power to its owner. As well as wealth beyond their wildest dreams . . .
1904: In an old graveyard in a remote part of the Isles of Scilly, a distinguished academic makes a surprising discovery. The inscriptions on the gravestones are unlike any he has ever seen, at least in that part of the world. The clues point to an astounding possibility. A forgotten Spanish legend. And a four-hundred-year-old cover-up!
Present Day: History lecturer Dr Ben Maloney is sitting in his office when the phone rings. A call from his cousin is rarely anything out of the ordinary, but today what he has to say is anything but normal. Their great-great-grandfather's body has been discovered in a boat near a deserted island in the Isles of Scilly. With a bullet through his skull!
Dropping everything, the cousins' decision to visit the site of their ancestor's demise soon proves to be one that will change their lives forever. With nothing but a hundred-year-old diary and legends from the past to guide them, Ben soon realises their quest to solve the riddle of their ancestor's death will require them to take on an altogether greater mystery that will lead them not only halfway across the world delving deep into humanity's bloodiest past but potentially to their own deaths. An unimaginable treasure remains undiscovered - one with the ability to change the world for better or worse. And some will stop at nothing to find it . . .