Seaport Publishing is proud to present its inaugural project — The Smuggler’s Gambit — a novel by debut author Sara Whitford.
Port Beaufort, North Carolina — May 1765
When 17-year-old Adam Fletcher runs afoul of local authorities and gets forced into an apprenticeship, he unwittingly becomes a pawn in a smuggling war.
Soon, he’s forced to make a tough decision. Will he agree to become a spy performing a civic duty to the Crown? Or will he risk everything — possibly even putting his own family in danger — to protect his new master?
Secrets will be revealed, loyalties will be questioned, betrayals will be uncovered, and a young man’s character will be put to the test in THE SMUGGLER’S GAMBIT
Sara Whitford has been researching and writing non-fiction articles about the history of coastal North Carolina for well over a decade. Her family has been in the region for centuries and she has been captivated while learning about the inspiring and colorful lives of many of her own ancestors. She draws on some of their stories as she enters the world of fiction writing. The Smuggler’s Gambit is her first novel. Find her online at sarawhitford.com.