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December, 2017
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The Bermuda Privateer Book 1:The Nicholas Fallon Sea Novels

Hailed as groundbreaking by David Donachie, author of the John Pearce Naval Series and the Privateersman Mysteries—

“All sea stories should tell you something new, and The Bermuda Privateer meets that criterion in spades. Fast paced and covering an area new to me; I was enthralled by the author’s encyclopedic knowledge of the Caribbean. There are battles and conspiracies galore, with engaging characters and thrilling actions.”

Nicholas Fallon is captain of the schooner Sea Dog, a privateer that is fast, beautiful and deadly. Unbound by Royal Navy tradition, Fallon enjoys total independence in where he goes, how he fights, and whom he takes as crew. A woman—Beauty McFarland—is his first lieutenant.

It’s 1796, and Sea Dog’s owner, Ezra Somers, employs Fallon to protect his Caribbean salt trade from French privateers and pirates. Wicked Jak Clayton is especially ruthless. When the two meet just off the Bahamas, even Fallon’s cunning can’t overcome their mismatch in firepower and desertion by a cowardly ally.

Later, in Bermuda, Fallon is enlisted by the Royal Navy to intercept a Spanish flotilla carrying gold and silver to France. But a massive hurricane halts the British attack on the Spanish transports, driving several ships, including Fallon’s, onto the Florida shore. Held by Spanish soldiers, Fallon and the surviving crew escape by turning enemies into friends. Once free, only one mission remains. Wicked Jak Clayton must die!

The Bermuda Privateer is an action-filled sea story with layered storylines and a modern storyteller’s voice.

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328 pages
ISBN-13: 9781590137444
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"Westbrook’s captain and crew are the embodiment of friendship, courage, and allegiance on the high seas. Full of adventure and intrigue, this first novel will be a solid entry point to a compelling series in the making. A strong choice for Patrick O’Brian fans."
—Library Journal

"William Westbrook hooks you from the first page with accurate detail, a fast-paced plot, intriguing characters, and a genuine understanding of sailors and the sea. No doubt about it, this is the stuff of a new Hornblower. Napoleon had best beware.”
—Robert N. Macomber, award-winning author of the Honor Series of naval thrillers

“Well done. An exciting tale.”
—James L. Nelson, author of the Norsemen Saga, the Revolution at Sea, and many other naval fiction and nonfiction books

"William Westbrook is not afraid of action, and he is not afraid of blood, history or politics. He is also prepared to tackle seamanship and geography, love and sex. The Bermuda Privateer has all of these delights in plenty, and leaves the reader calling out for more. Luckily, this is only the first book of a series about Bermuda-born Nico Fallon, who becomes embroiled with a ruthless pirate. . . . He also gets involved in a Spanish bullion flota, and a full-scale hurricane and mass shipwreck. There is, however, love, family . . . and a truly impressive expertise. A great maiden voyage!"
—Jan Needle, author of the William Bentley Sea Novels and many more naval stories and books of nautical nonfiction.

“An action-packed insight into one of the most fascinating, deadly and captivating predators of the seas—the privateer. Nicholas Fallon promises to be an original and charismatic newcomer to the genre—and one of the most engaging.”
—Paul Bryers, writer and director, who writes the Nathan Peake novels under the name Seth Hunter.

"The Bermuda Privateer is a rousing saga, that kept me turning the pages. Finding treachery on land and blazing cannons at sea and also facing nature’s worst, Nicholas Fallon stands the test. William Westbrook has struck gold with his first release.”
—Michael Aye, author Pyrate and the Fighting Anthony’s.

Like riding the high crests and deep troughs of a stormy sea, The Bermuda Privateer leaves readers gripping the edge of their seats with little time to catch their breath. From a secret alliance to treasure-laden ships bound for the enemy, Nicholas Fallon and his crew . . . battle a maniacal pirate and traitorous allies, while forging friendships in unlikely places.
—Cindy Vallar, Editor of Pirates and Privateers

"All sea stories should tell you something new, and The Bermuda Privateer meets that criterion in spades. Fast paced and covering an area new to me, I was enthralled by the author's encyclopedic knowledge of the Caribbean. There are battles and conspiracies galore, with engaging characters and thrilling actions…"
—David Donachie, author of the John Pearce novels and the Privateersman Mysteries.


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