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Author: Alex Beecroft; Riptide Publishing,
Publisher: Burnsville, NC : Riptide Publishing, 2018. ©2018
Series: A Porthkennack historical
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Customs officer Peregrine Dean is sent by his patron to investigate rumors of corruption in the Porthkennack customs house. There he is tasked by the local magistrate to bring down the villainous Tomas Quick, a smuggler with fingers in every pie in the town. Fired with zeal and ambition, and struck to the core by his first glimpse of Tomas, Perry determines to stop at nothing until he has succeeded. Tomas Quick is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Romance fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Beecroft; Riptide Publishing,
ISBN: 9781626498051 1626498059
OCLC Number: 1036985521
Description: 199 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: A Porthkennack historical
Responsibility: Alex Beecroft.

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"Customs officer Peregrine Dean is sent by his patron to investigate rumors of corruption in the Porthkennack customs house. There he is tasked by the local magistrate to bring down the villainous Tomas Quick, a smuggler with fingers in every pie in the town. Fired with zeal and ambition, and struck to the core by his first glimpse of Tomas, Perry determines to stop at nothing until he has succeeded. Tomas Quick is an honest thief--a criminal regarded by the town as their local Robin Hood. He's also an arrogant man who relishes the challenge posed to him by someone as determined and intelligent as Perry. Both of them come to enjoy their cat and mouse rivalry a little too much. But the eighteenth century is a perilous time for someone like Perry: a black man in England. Two have already disappeared from the wrecks of ships. Tomas and Perry must forsake their competition and learn to trust each other if they are to rescue them, or Perry may become the third victim."--Page 4 of cover.

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