…The young Dominican Nelson Cruz sets sail in August 1651 from the Queen’s Dock in Hull to pursue what fortune he may seize in his brief life, but the winds of Aeolus do not smile on Cruz’ ambitions. He is shipwrecked two weeks into his journey on a small island positioned 9 degrees west and 22 minutes north. It is here, in these far-flung reaches, that Cruz will discover his fortune where he least expects it…A primal tale of cannibalistic savages, Moorish slaves, salty Mariners, unimaginable riches, swashbuckling adventure, and enduring friendship…

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