Storm Warnings

Storm Warnings

Ulrich Knellwolf

The story is told by Daniel Defoe, famed author of Robinson Crusoe. He writes a warning to the Lord Treasurer: the pirate Lovecraft, who for years had successfully pillaged merchant ships and ridiculed the British marine with his companion Ashman, is fiercely determined to free his old comrade from prison. Their friendship goes back years. Once the pirates were clerics in Berne, one an Anabaptist escaping persecution for heresy, the other a preacher whose love for a general's daughter had made him follow his friend. Together they raided ships until Ashman was caught, after a spectacular pursuit, by the British Admiral. Time is running short, for Lovecraft's men are already in London. Defoe's letters are increasingly urgent and desperate – and still the Treasurer does not react…

"The seasoned writer interlinks the strands of his plot with a swift and sure hand, making it highly amusing and exciting to observe fact and fiction being rolled together in an almost inextricable tangle." (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

Storm Warnings

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