BARBARY PIRATES, THE by William Dietrich - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOKSee all titles by William Dietrich.
As dazzling and action packed as the best novels of James Rollins,
George MacDonald Fraser, and Steve Berry, The Barbary Pirates
will have readers cheering for William Dietrich and his dashing hero,
Swashbuckling American explorer and ladies' man Ethan
Gage has seen his fair share of danger, having braved the sands of
Egypt, the perils of the Atlantic Ocean, and the harsh wilderness of
early America. Once more, he finds himself in a desperate race—this time
with the Barbary Pirates, a powerful band of Muslim outlaws from North
Africa. Also after Ethan is his nemesis—and former lover—Aurora
Somerset, member of a dangerous sect called the Egyptian Rite. The prize
is the Mirror of Archimedes, an ancient superweapon that, according to
legend, once burned a Roman fleet with its power. In 1802, this death
ray could tip the balance of power in the Mediterranean, and Ethan must
stop the pirates from using it against the American, English, and French
From the salons and brothels of the Palais Royal of
Paris, where the quest for information about his lost love Astiza
involves real-life scientists and engineers—including inventor Robert
Fulton—Ethan must travel at Napoleon's behest to the canals of Venice,
the caves of Santorini, the dungeons of Tripoli, and finally to
treachery on the high seas in the Mediterranean.
Can Ethan rescue
Astiza without betraying the cause of his own United States? Can he
save the two-year-old son he only recently discovered he had without
allowing the Egyptian Rite to finally dominate the world? And when the
sun rises on the Mirror of Archimedes, will everything Ethan cares about
be set afire?
Delivering the fast-paced adventure, uncanny wit,
and page-turning historical excitement that readers have come to expect
from the masterful William Dietrich, The Barbary Pirates is Ethan
Gage at his winningest, most hilarious, and most death defying.