(From the publisher):
The Jamaican settlers in the year 1870 were faced with a strange threat. A runaway slave had turned highwayman and, under the ominous title of Three-fingered Jack, was making the island roads unsafe to travellers. When the slave was finally tracked down and killed, complacency returned, until Colonel Breakspeare, one of the wealthiest planters and slave-owners on the island, was held up to ransom on the highway. His assailant answered to the description of the dead Three-fingered Jack and the slaves were ready to believe that Jack was an "Obeahman" and had proved himself protected by magic.
Only two people suspected the truth: the Governor, who thought that some enterprising rogue had disguised himself as Jack to undertake the robbery; and Elizabeth Morgan, who gave refuge to the escaping highwayman. The impostor and robber was, in truth, John Huntly Seymour, refugee from English justice and deserter from the Navy.
What was it made Elizabeth Morgan give him shelter at her own peril? Perhaps she recognized his spirit of adventure, or fell for his handsome looks. Perhaps she was glad to find an Englishman, in whatever straits, who treated her as an equal, and not with the insolence so oftened meted out to mulatto girls. For Elizabeth Morgan, descendant as she was of the proud and daring buccaneer, was rigidly excluded from society. Dissatisfied with her lot, she was ready, when the opportunity arose, to stir up trouble and summon the slaves and maroons to revolt. With such a desperate ally as Seymour, whose mistress and confidante she became, what might not be possible?
Original title: Morgan's Daughter
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ South & Central America
Fiction→ Adventure→ Women