Home from the Sea by Mel Keegan

By Mel Keegan

It’s six years due to the fact that Jim Fairley got here west to control The Raven, a sailors’ tavern at the English coast close to Exmouth. For Jim, the resort is a mix of haven and felony, his domestic and his livelihood. yet in recent times he’s frightened he’ll by no means get out of there – by no means see the area, meet the type of characters, benefit from the type of adventures he hears of in stories instructed through the sailors and smugglers who drink on the Raven – simply because Jim has been lame for nearly part his existence, following an twist of fate the place he nearly died.

The last item he may have imagined used to be that experience – secret, romance and threat – may stroll correct as much as his personal door, grab him via the collar and haul him right into a maelstrom of intrigue and peril.

In the reasonable climate among storms which hit the coast simply days aside in April, 1769, a wandering balladeer strolls as much as the tavern, searching for his previous shipmate. yet previous Charlie Chegwidden gave up the ghost years ahead of, leaving good-looking younger Toby Trelane in serious trouble. As he and Jim rapidly get entangled, Toby’s hassle turns into Jim’s.

An 8 12 months previous secret explodes like a hurricane over the lodge. prior to Jim learns the entire stunning secrets and techniques Toby Trelane has hidden for years, there’ll be deception and worry, fight and blood, in a demanding Gothic story which spans the globe with no ever leaving The Raven. For Jim and Toby, existence is not really an analogous.

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