A smuggler's spirited daughter and the dashing illegitimate son of King Charles II find they have more in common than meets the eye. . .Chained together to prevent escape from the gallows, accused witch Lacy Bennett and pirate James Black appear destined for the noose. Only their quick wit and good looks save them from the violence of a hostile crowd. And thanks to a timely distraction, they are soon on a ship bound for the Caribbean--headed toward a hidden treasure. But false friends, treacherous greed, and danger at every turn only serve to bring them closer, and in each other they will find more to live for than gold. . .150,000 Words.