Blood and thunder -- and S-x -- for the Oriental career of Virginia-born Dick MacGregor begin when he is shanghaied from his plantation by a vengeful father. The ship wrecked by storm, capture by Barbary pirates, near-death in slavery result in rash courage on Dick's part which leads to a place in the Sultan's regiment -- and, persuaded that it is expedient to accept the blessing of Islam, military advancement and marriage to the Sultan's granddaughter. Aziza is followed by concubines, more wives won in punitive expeditions and Dick's Moslem life is smashed when he rescues the French girl he had always loved from the Sultan's enemy. The Sultan's rule over-thrown, Dick's hareem wiped out, and Dick becomes a fugitive but he gets his revenge and escapes with French Eugenie. Foreign legion a la 17th century which if virile is also lush.