“Macomber is the O’Brian of the Caribbean.” —Randy Wayne White
“Macomber’s portrayals of ships and seamanship, the locales, and many interesting multi-national characters are first-rate and accurate.” —Historical Novels Review
12th in the award-winning Honor Series of naval historical fiction.
In December of 1892 a little-known event changed world history, and its influence can be seen in headlines today. This 12th novel of the Honor Series is woven around that event.
Commander Peter Wake, U.S.N., is finally happy. In command of a newly commissioned light cruiser in the Caribbean, he is back at sea where all real sailors belong. All his years of espionage in the more sordid corners of the world are over. Ashore, he has the sincere love of a beautiful, fascinating, exotic woman. After years as a lonely widower, he is considering marriage.
Everything changes when a man is found murdered aboard a steamer at Key West. Summoned to investigate, Wake uses his naval intelligence skills to decipher the strange clues left behind and discovers an important man will be assassinated by a foreign team of killers in eight days. But who, where, and why?
The clues lead him on a desperate voyage to save the man and stop a war. Germans in Mexico, Cuban rebels in Key West, and Spanish counter-intelligence agents in Tampa, are all part of the equation he must solve. But nothing is as it seems, and when Wake finally learns the truth, the victim is much closer than he thought—and the consequences of failure are much larger.
How far will Peter Wake go to save a life and change history? War hangs in the balance.
Time is running out.
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