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Birds of Prey (1997)
by Wilbur Smith
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0312963815, Mass Market Paperback)Look up "classic adventure novel" in the dictionary and you'll find the strong and capable features of South Africa's own Wilbur Smith, who--in books as varied and enjoyable as River God, The Seventh Scroll, When the Lion Feeds, and The Diamond Hunters--displays an awesome storytelling ability. His latest is one of his best efforts: a richly detailed story of war and piracy on the high seas in 1667, 150 years before Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey and Maturin books.
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Sir Francis Courteney and his 17 year-old son Hal embark on a quest for the treasure-laden galleons of the Dutch East India Company. But soon the torture and execution of the eldest Courneney sends Hal in- to the role of captain. He avenges his father & enjoys 3 women.
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