The adventures of JOHN STORM and the SOLAR NAVIGATOR (A STEALTH V)
The Golden Skull by Jameson Hunter
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In 1716 the veteran mercenary, English Teach (Blackbeard) was declared a pirate again, having once been pardoned. He was famous for his thick black beard and fearsome features which terrified sailors when they were being boarded. He lay in wait for ships plying passage to the east coast of the American colonies, then caught in a trap he mercilessly sacked those ships for their cargoes rich in gold, jewels and other artifacts.
Teach soon amassed a fortune in treasure aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, a 40 cannon French built merchant ship, stashing his booty secretly in the Caribbean Islands. Then on the 22nd of November 1718 a British naval taskforce led by Lieutenant Robert Maynard captured and beheaded the troublesome pirate after a bloody battle, but his treasure trove was never found save for a paltry £2,200 worth of sugar, cocoa and cotton. When it was known that he had plundered royal transports and acquired many chests full of the rarest gemstones: diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds. The US and UK governors were baffled - but they'd killed the only man who could tell them where his fortune was hidden.
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Lord Huntington, a prominent member of the British Geographical Society, acquires an ancient parchment on the deathbed of a famous explorer, handed down through generations, which contains clues to the location of Teach's secret treasure trove on an Island in the Caribbean, said to be guarded by a macabre human spirit manifesting itself as human skull. More to the point these islands are patrolled by the US and South American navies who are in a cold war situation.
Huntington hires John Storm for his expertise in marine archaeology as a consultant to the expedition and the Solar Navigator for its stealth cloaking ability making the boat invisible to radar.
They find the Island avoiding contact with any of the Bolivarian Republic's (of Venezuela) warships which might arouse curiosities but despite all efforts to keep the reason for the expedition a secret, the word is leaked out by a one of Huntington's arch rivals to a corrupt naval officer, who engages a cutthroat gang of mercenaries to steal the treasure and glory for himself.
The Golden Skull
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