Black’s Gold



“There be gold on that there island.”
In 1767, privateer Mackenzie McGuire seizes a Spanish galleon and wins more than a superior ship—the logbook contains half a treasure map for a tiny island off Nova Scotia. But he needs to know how to get past the deadly booby traps. Staying clear of English patrols, he sneaks into Halifax to obtain the keys to these traps, written on the map’s other half.
Part of a mother-daughter team, Flora works the Halifax waterfront to survive, picking pockets. In rolling one ruffian, they wind up with more than coins. When her mother dies and Flora is pursued, her path crosses McGuire’s. She’s admired him from afar. Now, with her new piece of information, can she bargain for what she really wants in life?