Year of publication: 2018
Sequence of author: Sam reilly(№1)
Keywords: Action & Adventure Literature & Fiction Mystery; Thriller & Suspense Nazi Secrets Sea Adventures Suspense Thriller Thriller & Suspense Thrillers & Suspense
The Ironclad Covenant
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Christopher Cartwright The Ironclad Covenant Prologue Natchez, Mississippi — May 18, 1863 William Chestnut’s ankles were bound by heavy leg irons. His wrists were locked in hand irons, which were then shackled to five other prisoners. All were then restrained using the same method. The shackles were the Darby type with barrel locks made by the Hiatt Company. The handcuffs had a square bow with notches on the outside that engaged a lock mechanism shaped like a teardrop. They were the same type he’d once used on the very slaves whose trade the Union had recently announced it was trying to abolish. He looked up. The morning’s sky was already a bruised mixture of purple, red, and ochre. A violent storm was approaching. He grinned sardonically. There was a very good chance he’d be dead by the time it struck. He turned his gaze from the horizon to the river and watched as the iron monstrosity approached the wooden jetty. Thick smoke billowed from her...