In the summer of 1715, the three-masted frigate, Scavenger, captained by notorious pirate Edward Banes, sailed north from the Florida Keys. The ship was battered and bruised, having staged a fierce attack on a Spanish treasure galleon sailing out of Havana with a fortune in gold, silver, and precious gems. With its ragged sails rotting from years in the tropical Caribbean climate, and its oaken hull leaking from an infestation of shipworm, Scavenger rode the favorable Gulf Stream winds up the eastern seaboard to the coast of Maine, and on the tenth day, under the light of a full moon, the hobbled vessel slipped unnoticed into Casco Bay, home to hundreds of islands that could provide cover while the crew made much-needed repairs. What happened after that is a mystery that has haunted the Hammond family for decades. And now it calls to 12-year old Nathan Cole, the youngest descendent of the Hammond line. There are dark forces at work–powers that Nathan can’t yet understand, but whose secrets have already brought death to his family.But with the help of Gina McDermott, his best friend and confidant, Nathan follows a twisted trail of clues to a pulse-pounding finish that could cost him everything–including his life.