When Yance Sackett's sister-in-law is kidnapped, Yance and his brother Kin race north from Carolina to find her. They arrive at a superstitious town rife with rumors, and learn that someone very powerful was behind Diana's disappearance.
To bring the culprit to justice, one brother must sail to the exotic West Indies. There, among pirates, cutthroats, and ruthless "businessmen", he will apply the skills he learned as a frontiersman to an unfamiliar world, a world where one false move means instant death.
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©1980 Louis L'Amour Enterprise, Inc.; (P)1999 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
"This story, like all of L'Amour's work, is great fun". (Library Journal)
This is another good Lamour book. The narrator is the same from book one and two. He does a good job with the different characters. I was afraid that I would be tired of the story line after the first two books, but that was not the case. This book was just as good and kept my attention.
If you like the first three Sackett books you might also like books by G.A. Henty ("In the Reign of Terror" is a good one to start with or "The Cat of Bubastes".). Lots of history and adventure that's good for all ages.
Amazing! A Western that goes Eastern and does it well. Another l'Amour twister that goes sailing off to the not too far East and returns with all the treasures sought got. John
Curless gives another flawless performance. Typical? Yes, for both author and narrator. Don't miss this one.......three high fives
I'm an avid listener always searching for another good book and willing to share my thoughts with a pithy review.
This book will not provoke your literary curiosity. But it will provide enough action and adventure to maintain your attention. As one would follow some TV adventure series and look forward to each episode so would one enjoy the various travels and travails of the Sackett Family. After a short intermission with another novel or two, I will likely continue with the series. Cheers, Ken
I first read the Sackett series 15 years ago but John Curless brings alive the characters for a whole new level of enjoyment.
Full of action and intrigue. A true classic
I'm going to listen to all of them in the
an absolutely amazing story, the continuation of the socket.. This one is about Barnabus Sacketts son can ring socket. Quite a fun listen. listen. Finished it in half a day it in half listen. Finished it in half a day it in half a day
Brillantly blending the Old World Peoples w/ the natives & challenges of a new land.
Breaking down each threat to a individuals basic capabilities & challenges
overal the "elphant in the Room" is maintaining the Sackett Heritage!!
In keeping a exceptable accent was a bitt of suppurb casting,
Still, wonder what their "authentic" accent would sound like??
L'amours' descriptions of the forests,mountains,natural turain & wild life are his strong
Also his, Character Descriptions, fighting,tracking,hunting,woodsmanship & psychoanalyzing
people or himself, gives his work the depth/interest few can match.
It takes away too much when you have to restart the stream 5-10 times. TERRIBLE!
Former teacher, technology professional development facilitator, gardner, crafter, and avid reader
Listening to history unfold as if you were right there to witness it. Even though the stories are fiction there is much historical background.
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