Port Beaufort, North Carolina — May 1765
Seventeen-year-old Adam Fletcher is no stranger to fist fights, but when he bloodies the nose of Francis Smythe, the obnoxious son of Port Beaufort’s customs agent, the local magistrate offers Adam two choices: jail or an apprenticeship.
Choosing the latter, he soon finds himself bound apprentice to a reclusive old man with a secret, colorful past. Initially, Adam is less than thrilled about his situation, but when he is asked to spy on his new master as a suspected smuggler, he has to decide whether or not he will betray the man… Or will he do whatever is necessary to protect him, possibly putting even his own family at risk?
Secrets will be revealed, loyalties will be questioned, betrayals will be uncovered, and a young man’s character will be put to the test in . . . The Smuggler’s Gambit.
The Smuggler’s Gambit is the first book in the Adam Fletcher Adventure Series of historical fiction novels. If you like fast-moving adventures, impetuous young heroes, suspense-filled plots, and a dash of romance, then you’ll love Sara Whitford’s entertaining series!