Action and adventure surge like the roaring waves of a tempestuous sea! Pirates and clipper ships are the setting for this seafaring story about the turbulent life of sailor Jonathan Bastell Meen. Born the son of a wealthy shipping magnate, Meen sails to exotic ports around the world. When he's t at sea, he lives in an opulent chateau -- until evil deeds and catastrophic events rob him of all that he loves. Overcome with debilitating grief, savage jealousy and rage, he leads a brash mutiny and becomes the captain of the brawny Mendoci. He sinks further into the atrocities of piracy, pillaging the ships of the Pacific with his band of cutthroats, until a string of disasters and disastrous consequences force him to fight for his own survival.