Author(s): D C Grant
Sydney, 30th January 1863 Mr Hagman was distracted. I jumped to my feet, grabbed the leather pouch, twisted, and sprinted out the door before any of the well-fed, well-dressed men could react. With a shout, they came after me, but I was away. I knew these streets, knew the twists and turns and I coud not be caught, not by these men, for I'd done it before and got away. That was until I turned the corner and ran into a solid body. A strong hand clasped my shoulder. 'Now why would you be running, boy?" a gruff voice asked. Pursued through the streets of Sydney, Sam Galloway is saved by a navy deserter. However, this chance encounter leads him to a doomed ship, and a struggle to stay alive in pounding seas. Can Sam survive to recover the precious object that connects him to his father, and the family he never knew he had?