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WINNER of the 2015 Independent Author Networks Action/Adventure Outstanding Book of the Year and the 2012 Grand Master award from the Clive Cussler Adventure Writers Competition sponsored by the Clive Cussler Collectors Society.Action-packed readMoreWINNER of the 2015 Independent Author Networks Action/Adventure Outstanding Book of the Year and the 2012 Grand Master award from the Clive Cussler Adventure Writers Competition sponsored by the Clive Cussler Collectors Society.Action-packed read for young adult and above! Fletsch-Kincaid level 5 - 7th. Beautifully illustrated by Michelle Graham.Homeless and alone on the streets of London in 1800, twelve year-old Jonathan Moore survives this harsh and dangerous world using courage, intelligence and determination. His dismal fate changes dramatically one day after he is abducted by a gang and pressed into service aboard the HMS Poseidon, a forty-four gun fighting frigate of the British Royal Navy. However, there is more to the event than just a change of address.How is it that some members of the crew, including the Captain, already know his name? Why do the officers seem to favor him above the other new crew members?As Jonathan endeavors to solve these mysteries, he is thrust into a daring mission to recover a hidden treasure on a remote Caribbean isle. Unfortunately, the crew and officers of the Poseidon are not the only ones searching for the prize. In a desperate race across the Atlantic to Skull Eye Island, Jonathan is pitted against sword-wielding spies, engages in terrifying ship-to-ship battles and in the end, must match his wits and courage against a ruthless and cunning French Captain and his powerful warship.For those who love sea tales, but not diving fathoms deep into jargon and technicalities, this is a great way to enjoy a historically-based exciting sea tale. First book in the series, followed by Castle of Fire (also available through amazon in paperback and Kindle).Reviews: Clive Cussler: A robust story of a young lad in the British navy during the Nelson years. A thorough insight and beautiful portrait of those days under wind blown sails and the creak of wooden hulls. Peter Greene has created a story that shines from every page. An excellent book. He truly nails an insight of nineteenth century sailing ships and their crews.Review: Kirkus Reviews: A heartwarming tale of a boy essentially orphaned in search of his father, the novel never ceases to entertain. Greene’s swashbuckling tale of high-seas adventure is pure, uncomplicated fun. Greene’s swashbuckling tale of high-seas adventure is pure, uncomplicated fun.