Swashbuckling adventure as a rag-tag group of treasure-hunters set sail for the New World only to end up embroiled in politics and murder.
When Julia Diega inherits a ship, The Dragonfly, after her husband's death, she is not content to continue trading the tea routes to the East, but is convinced that, with the right companions, she will be able to undertake the dangerous sea-voyage to the Americas. As a part of her crew, she purchases a slave who claims to be a native of those gold-rich lands. He will act as their guide as they leave the colonies of Panama and head south into the Amazonian jungle. But no-one foresees that their guide is a wanted man and that he is leading them into the political intrigues of an empire on the brink of collapse.