Captured by the aggressive pirate captain of a Barbary corsair ship off the
North African coast in the latter half of the eighteenth century, David
Jordan faces a life of slavery of the worst kind when he is taken to the
specialist markets of Tripoli . However, the enigmatic man who finally buys
him is not all what David expects.
Robert Charteris has a very personal reason for fighting against the
iniquity of slavery and, in disguise, witnesses the disposal of the slave
cargo from a captured English ship and, for the first time in fifteen years,
Charteris feels an interest in another man.
His decision to rescue the young man has repercussions he could never have
expected in this tale of high passion and forbidden love.