The Mountain of Gold (Matthew Quintons Journals 2)

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From the winner of the Samuel Pepys Award, a stunning seventeenth-century nautical adventure

1663. While commanding a man-of-war in the Mediterranean, Captain Matthew Quinton captures a Corsair pirate under the nose of a furious Maltese Knight -- the sinister Montnoir. But the 'pirate' is soon unmasked as O'Dwyer, a renegade Irishman with a fabulous yarn about a vast gold mine in the west African desert.
Back at home, an avaricious King Charles II charges the young Captain with accompanying O'Dwyer to Africa and locating the 'mountain of gold'.
With little hope of success, Quinton sails for the Gambia. From the start his mission is dogged by misfortune, murder and sabotage. And to make matters worse, he soon discovers that Montnoir is on the same trail. But who exactly are Montnoir's secret masters? As the pair do battle in hellish conditions, plagued by fever, wild animals and a hostile local people, it becomes clear that more than their own lives are at stake ...
Full of vivid characters, sparkling dialogue, sly humour and -- of course -- high adventure, The Mountain of Gold is a superb entertainment.

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'Davies's depiction of Restoration England and the British navy is impeccable, his characters truly live and breathe, and the plot kept me in suspense . . . I could not recommend it more'
EDWARD CHUPACK, author of SILVER --...

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Swashbuckling witty a rousing yarn. Publishers Weekly

An excellent book; well-researched, well-written, and thoroughly enjoyable. Davies reminds us that there was a navy before the Age of Nelson and opens up a little-known world where social position was more highly valued than seamanship. And in that time period, one he clearly knows well, Davies gives us a great cast of characters, starting with the complex Matthew Quinton. This novel will be enjoyed by anyone who loves a good sea story. James L. Nelson, author of Benedict Arnold s Navy

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A splendid addition to nautical adventure and a grand story, to boot! Dewey Lambdin, author of Reefs and Shoals

A beautifully written and masterfully told story full of wicked intrigue, gripping suspense, stirring action, deft plot twists, and incredibly rich and compelling characters destined to be a classic series of nautical adventure. Eric Jay Dolin, author of Leviathan and Fur, Fortune, and Empire

As fascinating an account of Restoration politics as it is of the Restoration Navy. Seth Hunter, author of The Winds of Folly

A delightful tale. Kirkus Reviews

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