"The quick jar and clash of blade upon blade; the occasional
explosion of a pistol; the dull, crushing sound of unwarded blows;
the sharp scream of agony as some poor wretch feels the stroke of
merciless steel . . ."
The year is 1840, and Henry Dugdale is shipping out on H.M.S.
"Barracouta," an 18-gun brig of the newest design -- in search of
The senior midshipman has just learned their immediate
destination, there off the coast of West Africa. The Congo, it
seems, has become a hotbed of activity, with a strong group of
desperate slavers operating somewhere along its banks.
But the captain of the "Barracouta," too, has his share of
daring -- for he plans an attack in the pitch dark of a windy
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