In critically acclaimed William Dietrich's new adventure, the action races from a mountain prison in Napoleonic France to the sultry tropics of the Caribbean, with a mysterious and magical Spanish treasure and the first successful slave revolt in history hanging in the balance.
The year is 1803. Swashbuckling, ribald, and irreverent hero Ethan Gage has outsmarted wily enemies and survived dangerous challenges across the globe, from the wilds of the American frontier to the pyramids of Egypt. The raffish hero finds himself in the Caribbean with his wife, Astiza, on a desperate hunt to find the lost treasure of Montezuma a legendary hoard rumored to have been hidden from Cortes's plundering Spanish conquistadors.
Caught between French and rebel slave forces, Gage and Astiza are in a race for gold and glory that will thrust them into the center of a bloody struggle for freedom as they try to rescue their son. And this time, Gage's luck may be running out.
“Rousing good stuff.”
“Entertaining. . . . Dietrich seamlessly blends historical figures such as Napoleon and Toussaint L’Ouverture, the liberator of Haiti, with fictional characters like Gage’s nemesis, “renegade secret policeman” Leon Martel, in this amusing swashbuckler.”
“Dietrich seamlessly blends historical fact with fiction. . . . [He] also has a knack for making the world of 1803 come alive.”
“The Emerald Storm is a whirl of adventure, international diplomacy and vivid political commentary. . . . A wonderful romp through a complicated period of history.”