Briney McDoogal is captured, tried for piracy, and condemned to die. He admits he’s made mistakes. Appointing himself captain of the Gypsy Laddie is the worst mistake of all. What does a fourteen-year-old know of being captain anyway? Is belief in himself all he needs to survive? Or will foolish determination be his downfall? Cryptic clues lead to Blackbeard’s treasure, but, blinded by bravado, Briney’s naiveté tosses him to cut-throats, thieves, and finally Blackbeard himself. On the brink of obtaining treasure, Briney must make a decision. Choosing unwisely endangers his ship, his crew, and his life, but if he accepts the Pirate’s Pardon, his dreams of riches vanish forever.
PIRATES TO THE END, an imaginative adventure interlaced with historical high sea piracy and overflowing with trickery, ghosts, masquerade, and murder, is an 18th century clue-filled treasure hunt that will delight children and adults alike as it spirals from St. Augustine’s Castillo, to Charleston’s St. Phillips Church, through the pirate haven of Bath, North Carolina, and retires on Bahamas’ sandy shores.