The tropical paradise known as the Caribbean was anything but peaceful when settled by the nations of Europe. Perhaps the most destructive and brutal terror was inflicted not by navies or armies, but by the ships plying the waters manned by pirates.

Rafe Alexander fled England at an early age to join the pirate crew of the Cutlass, and soon learned of the brutal harm his mother endured at the hands of Ramirez, his own father he had never known.  Joining the fleet of the Black Widow, queen of the largest pirate fleet to ever sail, he vowed to exact his revenge.

But the Black Widow was also driven by the need for vengeance against Ramirez, and she and Rafe plotted their revenge even as their fiery passion consumed them.  Together, they would become the most feared and powerful force the Caribbean would ever see.

But is revenge truly enough to sustain an empty heart?  Can love replace it and soothe the burning of the soul?  As events would move Rafe towards the explosive confrontation, he would find out...and his world would be turned upside down.

Although the third to be written, this installment of the Alexander Family Chronicles actually begins the saga.  

Read about the beginning of this remarkable family as they overcome untold adversity through the centuries, and find their place in history.

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Douglas Boren has lived a full and exciting life.  A retired Physician Assistant, he has lived from Alaska to Florida, from New York to New Mexico, and many places in between.  He has always had a profound fondness for history, believing that it is a record of the lives of ordinary people, how they live, and their impact on those around them.  This is his third novel in the Alexander Family Chronicles, his previous being Beyond the Horizons and The Final Voyage of the Sea Explorer.

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