George Abercrombie Fox was a penniless and friendless lieutenant in the Royal Navy in 1798. His only real hope of advancement was through battle and the opportunity to seize his share of prize money.
Without promotion in rank for more years than he wished to think about, and bored by the stultifying routine of blockade duty, Fox was ready and eager for the first smell of action. And it came — quickly and savagely. For some it was horrible maiming or death on blood-slicked decks. For others it was all the gold and glory they could carry. Fox was determined that his future would be golden. No man and no ship would stand in his way.
FOX IS NOT THE NOBLE HERO OF TRADITIONAL FICTION. FOX IS A FIGHTING MAN WHO TRANSCENDS HEROISM — HE DOESN’T CARE HOW HE WINS AS LONG AS HE WINS. HE’S MEAN, CUNNING AND MOST VICIOUS WHEN TRAPPED. THERE’S NO WAY TO OUTFOX FOX!