It is the time of the Napoleonic Wars. Young Peter Raven, a new midshipman in the British Royal Navy, uncovers, with the help of spy Commodore Beaumont, a sinister plot. Napoleon Bonaparte plans to take over America and make it part of his empire! Even worse, Napoleon makes a deal with the murderous pirate Count Vallon: in exchange for his gold, Vallon will be named "King of America!" Can Raven and Beaumont stop Napoleon before it's too late?
This exciting thriller promotes reading for enjoyment and introduces the genre of historical fiction.