Teen fencing champ, Elizabeth Latimer, is a girl of her times. Armed with the latest pocket PC, she leaps into an oceanic vortex in pursuit of Daniel, an oh-so-awesome pirate. He knows the whereabouts of her missing marine archaeologist mom, but instead of reuniting them, he bamboozles her into an impossible mission—to help the pirate Calico Jack Rackham rescue his girlfriend Anne Bonny. In a world where men solve their problems by running a foot of steel into their enemies' guts, Elizabeth has few weapons at her disposal. The Universe has its rules—and Liz is bound by two of them. Number one. Don't reveal modern technology to the pirates. Number two. Don't kill anyone. If she breaks either of these rules, she'll change history and alter the future.