The Farnol market came back a bit with last season's THE WAY BEYOND. But here is a romance in another vein -- the first sea story he has written since BLACK BARTELMY'S TREASURE, -- a vigorous, swashbuckling yarn of the Spanish Main, adventure and love and a colorful setting. There's a pirate ship, the purpose not treasure, but the freeing of slaves; there's a lovely and unwilling maiden; there's a marooning on an island, inhabited by descendants of the Incas. A lusty tale, with Farnol's usual swing and gusto. Farnol is making a lecture tour early in the year -- write the publishers for details -- and key city newspapers will carry advertising on the book.