THE PIRATE DEVLIN is top quality historical fiction. Mark Keating knows his period inside-out and his stylish prose and devilish plot fold it into a gripping read. This is the start of something big.
a swashbuckling 18th Century adventure . . . sure to delight both fans of Sharpe and Hornblower
Devlin is an anti-hero to savour . . . fearless and flawed, ruthless and roguish but with all the endearing honour that traditionally flourishes among fictional thieves.
Very well researched
Keating's latest novel continues his insight into the pirate life with technical seafaring detail, bloody sea battles, treasure hunts and exotic settings. High adventure does not get much better than this.
A superbly imagined, vividly written debut. Devlin is set to become the Sharpe of the high seas.