MacHugh and the Faithless Pirate

MacHugh and the Faithless Pirate

William S. Schaill


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Robert MacHugh is a late 17th century Scots wine merchant and smuggler in New York who finds himself (not totally willingly) chasing pirates, perfidious French persons, angry Native Americans and others as a “favor” for a very powerful London power broker. A story filled with straining canvas, roaring cannons, spies, crooked Dutch patroons, Maroons and pretty girls, among other things.

A rip-snorting, swashbuckling adventure, that I was quickly caught up in. I liked the battle scenes, the storms and the part with the Maroons. The opening scene had a lot of atmosphere. I would have liked to know Kate a little better.
— Daniel Parrott - Former captain of the tall ships Pride of Baltimore II, Harvey Gamage, Bill of Rights and Tole Mour; professor of navigation at the Maine Maritime Academy; author of Tall Ships Down


William S. Schaill:

William S. Schaill was born in 1944 in Yonkers, NY. He has published six nautical thrillers and hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles on all subjects. He spent his junior year of high school aboard a square-rigged school ship. He majored in Spanish literature at Dartmouth College and did foreign study at the University of the Andes in Bogota, Colombia. He served as a naval salvage diving officer; devoted twenty years to educational publishing; started several other business ventures; traveled extensively and raised two daughters. Visit Bill’s website at: