Young Captain Garret Connachan struggles in the aftermath of a Spanish Viceroy’s assassination. Already disowned by England, Garret learns of an arch enemy’s plan to defraud the King of Spain and seize tens of thousands of gold doubloons.
The dreaded pirate Yauggan de Graaf, architect of the scheme, intends to cast blame for the assassination on Captain Connachan. Needing to overturn De Graaf’s plan, or face being forever labeled a pirate by both the English and Spanish empires, Garret seizes on an unexpected opportunity to turn the tables.
Success hinges entirely on an infiltrator of questionable loyalty, who finds himself in a maze of several players who seek their own fortune within De Graaf’s scheme. Freedom is anything but free.