* Set on Cornwall's south coast in the early 19th century.
E V Thompson was born in London and spent nine years in the Navy before joining Bristol police. He moved to Hong Kong, then Rhodesia and had over 200 stories published before returning to England to become a full-time writer. In 1977 Chase the Wind won the Best Historical Novelist Award.
Praise for previous titles: 'a lot more historical than romance - you will not be disappointed' - THE TIMES 'A vigorous and fascinating piece of storytelling from the pen of a first-class professional' - SUNDAY TIMES