In 1665, Lady Charlisse Bristol escapes from an abusive uncle and boards a ship to the Caribbean to search for her merchant father, whom she has never met. Caught in a storm, Charlisse finds herself shipwrecked and alone on a deserted island. Battling the elements, struggling to survive, and near starvation, Charlisse is ready to face her death when a band of pirates rescues her. Their captain, a buccaneer named Edmund Merrick who secretly spies for the English, reluctantly assumes the role of her protector. Soon, he discovers her father to be his mortal enemy, Edward the Terror, a cruel, sadistic pirate for whom Edmund is determined to bring to justice. This is a Christian swashbuckling adventure story with great characterization and an intriguing plot. The author has done an excellent job of researching, bringing to life the tumultuous 17th century and the romantic life of pirating on the high seas.