A "ripping yarn" punctuated with wry humour, a pair of genuine heroes and a heroine with steely qualities to complement her captivating beauty.,
A fast paced and gripping read set in post Gulf War Iraq where two veterans of the conflict,a US Marine Lieutenant and a Sergeant from the British Parachute Regiment are thrown together. They are tasked to retrieve a stolen historic racing motorcycle, a mission which seems straightforward until they encounter Captain Hassan - a hardline Republican Guard from Saddam's experimental weapons division.
Hassan's bungled assault using untried technology maroons all three men in the 1760's where the coalition allies battle the sadistic pirate Captain Scorponi and his cut throat crew. The arrival of the British Navy in the shape of the frigate Endeavour is a double edged sword in their efforts to defeat Scorponi, for the malevolent First Lieutenant Caruthers covets their modern weapons and Scorponi desires the beautiful Mrs Somerville whom the allies have rescued from the clutches of the pirates.
The two friends desperately want to return to their own time but simply staying alive is their first and most urgent concern.