A swaggering story of the high seas and some of the low characters who sailed them in 1798 traces the adventures of stalwart...

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CAPTAIN WHITECAP

A swaggering story of the high seas and some of the low characters who sailed them in 1798 traces the adventures of stalwart Captain Jason Baylor who reluctantly accepts Kate DeCourcey as a passenger, attempts to bring her from the Caribbean to New York. Baylor's ship, The Wild Goose is led quite a chase before it is sunk by picaroons; Jason and Kate are captured by the brutal Captain Canning, and while Kate remains in Canning's hands, Jason becomes the prisoner of Harbonnet and forced into slave labor. His escape facilitated by Harbonnet's wife, the lovely Livia, Jason returns to New York- determined to rescue Kate with a new ship. Livia is taken aboard and widens his knowledge of women; she too becomes Canning's captive, and although Jason is able to rescue Kate, he is unable to save Livia who dies in the skirmish which takes Canning's life... Awash in swash- and only the more intrepid reader will not buckle under, this is at best rentable, more obviously Reprintable.

Pub Date: N/A

ISBN: 0595147712

Page Count: -

Publisher: Crown

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1955