'I have something you've lost,' the voice said. 'Your daughter.' He will threaten her. The honeymoon is over for newlywed criminologist Marina Esposito. Her house is in flames. Her cop husband is in a coma. Her baby daughter is missing. And then her phone rings . . .
Facing a French firing squad, the Terror of the Mediterranean makes a daring bid for freedom. Well deserving of his nickname, Hornblower escapes down the Loire, finding shelter with the Comte de Graçay and his auburn-haired daughter.