|Format:||Hardback, 432 pages, Large type edition Edition|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 15 January 2010|
1794: as war rips through the Caribbean, newly promoted Captain Nathan Peake is despatched to take command of the British navy's latest frigate, the Unicorn, after her previous captain has washed up in New Orleans with his throat cut. Meanwhile, the revolutionary authorities in Paris have sent the best frigate in the French fleet, the Virginie, on a secret mission to spread war, rebellion and mayhem from Cuba and Haiti to Louisiana and the Mississippi Delta. While the Unicorn embarks on her epic duel with the Virginie, Nathan confronts the seductive charms of Sabine Delatour, alias Adedike, witch queen of the Army of Lucumi.