By William Dietrich
As astounding and motion packed because the most sensible novels of James Rollins, George MacDonaldFraser, and Steve Berry, The Barbary Pirates can have readers cheering for William Dietrich and his speeding hero, Ethan Gage!
Swashbuckling American explorer and ladies' guy Ethan Gage has visible his fair proportion of hazard, having braved the sands of Egypt, the perils of the Atlantic Ocean, and the cruel desert of early the US. once again, he reveals himself in a determined race—this time with the Barbary Pirates, a strong band of Muslim outlaws from North Africa. additionally after Ethan is his nemesis—and former lover—Aurora Somerset, member of a perilous sect known as the Egyptian ceremony. The prize is the reflect of Archimedes, an historic superweapon that, in keeping with legend, as soon as burned a Roman fleet with its energy. In 1802, this loss of life ray may perhaps tip the stability of energy within the Mediterranean, and Ethan needs to cease the pirates from utilizing it opposed to the yankee, English, and French fleets.
From the salons and brothels of the Palais Royal of Paris, the place the hunt for info approximately his misplaced love Astiza contains real-life scientists and engineers—including inventor Robert Fulton—Ethan needs to commute at Napoleon's behest to the canals of Venice, the caves of Santorini, the dungeons of Tripoli, and at last to treachery at the excessive seas within the Mediterranean.
Can Ethan rescue Astiza with out betraying the reason for his personal usa? Can he retailer the two-year-old son he only in the near past stumbled on he had with no permitting the Egyptian ceremony to ultimately dominate the realm? And while the sunlight rises at the replicate of Archimedes, will every thing Ethan cares approximately be set afire?
Delivering the fast paced experience, uncanny wit, and page-turning ancient pleasure that readers have come to anticipate from the masterful William Dietrich, The Barbary Pirates is Ethan Gage at his winningest, so much hilarious, and so much dying defying.
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The Barbary Pirates: An Ethan Gage Adventure (Ethan Gage Adventures) by William Dietrich