A terrible burden sears the soul of Alexander Sylvester Bracken, Duke of Bedford. Driven by guilt and the fear of opium addiction, Alex will sail into danger taking his past and future with him. Death seems sweet but maybe not as sweet as Lady Hestia Cary.
Six years ago Alex rescued Hestia from his deadliest enemy, the Turkish pirate Murad. Hestia fell irrevocably in love with Alex. Alex needed to steer clear of Hestia. He is a danger to both her and himself. Now Hestia's father is seemingly dead. Hestia is in danger from her father's heir and her heart is in danger from Alex. For her safety Hestia will accompany him on the voyage. The journey to the Mediterranean will test Alex's resolve with every league sailed.
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