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Joshua Rick, a modern sailor, is recruited by the Royal Navy and finds himself on the deck of HMS Imperieuse in 1813, as she sails into battle against overwhelming odds. At stake are $5 billion in gold coins and the fate of the modern world.
Napoleon's Gambit is a story of love, betrayal, honour and greed, and, of course, the fortune in gold. It is a moral tale, light-hearted and filled with action, rich in authentic historical and nautical detail. Set in exotic locations aboard the world's most advanced yacht and on old wooden warships, its sword-fights, sea-battles, pirates and storms at sea add tension to the unpredictable and satisfying plot.
About the Author - Eric Goldman
At the age of 44, in 1993, I retired from the software industry to fulfill a lifelong dream: to solo-circumnavigate the earth on a sailboat. In many ways, it truly was a dream brought to life: wind-swept blue oceans, crystal lagoons and sandy beaches, paddling my Kayak over breathtaking reefs…. But all is not well in paradise. Far out to sea garbage floated by me daily, our coastlines and riverbanks are overbuilt and the land-grab continues unabated.
In November 2001, I was a third of the way round on my 47-foot catamaran, when Hurricane Olga struck. Enroute from New York to Bermuda, seasick and alone, facing 60-foot waves and winds to 80 knots, I contemplated death for 36 hours. Weak from lack of food and sleep, I considering ending my anguish by falling overboard. I was saved by the knowledge that I owed it to the people who loved me, to try every trick of seamanship I knew, to survive.
I eventually reached safe harbour in St. George, Bermuda, and slept for 14 hours. I awoke to a sense of renewed life and the understanding that true wealth is measured in human relationships. I decided to give up sailing and write about it instead. This is my first novel, and while it’s a sailor’s fun adventure, it has a more serious undercurrent: our environment and our ethics.
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- Paperback: 390 pages
- Publisher: Eric Goldman (June 29, 2008)
- ISBN-10: 0978471709
- ISBN-13: 978-0978471705
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