For a book that was written in 1922 (or there about) this book is amazing.
Of course I love Sabatini's work, his Sea-Hawk is probably my favorite book of all time (at the moment).
This book is about a doctor (Peter Blood) turned soldier, turned doctor again, he saves a rebel's life and for that is convicted of treason and sentenced to death. King James converts his and a bunch of others sentences to ten years of slavery in Barbados.
After his talent as a surgeon is discovered he is allowed to medicate the people of the island.
Then the Spanish raid the island. He (and some buddies) steal a ship, kidnap the guy who owns them and escape to Tortuga. I know fascinating right?
It gets better but because I think people need to read more Sabatini, I'm not going to tell you how it ends. You can read it for yourself.
** for people who are related to me (and like to buy books for me): here's a hint: you can't go wrong with Sabatini.... (mom that was for you;)
ps mom you are so reading this book....