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MacHugh and the Faithless Pirate
Author: William S. Schaill
Publication Date: 2021
Robert MacHugh is a late 17th century Scots wine merchant and smuggler in New York who finds himself (not totally willingly) chasing pirates, perfidious French persons, angry Native Americans and others as a “favor” for a very powerful London power broker. A story filled with straining canvas, roaring cannons, spies, crooked Dutch patroons, Maroons and pretty girls, among other things.
“One of the most intelligent and honest sea stories I’ve read in years. Gripping and totally plausible, it illuminates what makes the varied human responses to life’s hard challenges so endlessly fascinating. This is adventure writing at its very best.” — Geoffrey Huck - Professor of Writing, York University, Ontario; yachtsman; author of the popular mystery Speechless