He was a pirate who stole her independence...and her heart. Prowling the waters of the American coastline, the Black Cat, a sleek sloop with ghostly black sails, stalked its prey. Her captain is the infamous Black Cat, an American privateer, who has become a thorn in the Crown's side. Severin Robers is the Crown's answer to this problem. But even as this mysterious privateer travels across the sea he has another agenda in mind. Severin has vowed to hunt down the men who stole his sister and have his vengeance. Catriona McGowan, the niece of a band of Colonial privateers, finds herself being used as a pawn in a perilous vendetta with an old enemy. Her only hope for deliverance is the Caribbean pirate the Crown has hired to hunt her down.