Michael Scandalios Privateer

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A promising young officer in the British Royal Navy. A fearsome pirate. A brave hero of the American Revolution. What is the improbable connection between these three men? Remarkably, they happen to be the same person. 

Privateer is the story of Mathew Carrigan, America's first naval hero. When a secret royal naval mission to recover ancient gold ends in disaster, Mathew investigates and his discovery challenges his loyalties. Consumed by revenge, Mathew commands a crew of naval mercenaries that intercept British cargo and military transports - as pirates, and the legend of the infamous Quicksilver is born.

From intrigue in the British royal court to a treasure hunt in the Greek islands to stirring battles at sea, Privateer blends suspense, romance, and humor with several twists along the way.

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Since early childhood, I've been an avid student of the American Revolutionary War and of the founding fathers of the American political system. My passion for this period in history was rivaled only by my love of the game of baseball. My childhood heroes included the unlikely combination of John Adams and Henry Aaron. Following these dual passions, I majored in political science with an emphasis in international relations at UCLA, where I also played for the Bruins baseball team. In my junior year, I spent a quarter at Georgetown and interned in Congress. Upon returning to UCLA, a course in international political economies sparked a new passion in me: investments. I took a number of economics and accounting courses before graduating. After earning a master's degree in finance and accounting from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago, I've enjoyed a 20+ year career in the investment advisory industry. My first novel, Privateer, was a wonderful experience combining my love of writing and my passion for the American Revolutionary War era. What started as a bedtime story for my children became an adventure novel with their spirited encouragement. My writing was a welcomed after-hours sanctuary from the challenges of the investment markets, and along the way, I rediscovered my admiration for the conviction, sacrifice and brave leadership of so many during our nation's inception. In my free time, I enjoy surfing, playing guitar, reading, writing, traveling and spending time with my wife and three daughters at our home in California.

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"Scandalios’ debut novel is a high-seas adventure set during the American Revolution.

In many ways, Scandalios’ novel reads like the diet version of The Count of Monte Cristo —a tale of revenge and treasure hunting played out against a backdrop of rolling seas and clanging swords. While Scandalios’ novel may lack the grandeur and epic sweep of Dumas’ classic, his effort makes up for it with a page-turning plot and likable characters. Mathew Carrigan, the son of a legendary captain in the British Royal Navy, is a gifted young man in his own right. After his father dies under suspicious circumstances on a secret mission to recover a massive treasure, Carrigan starts to unravel the mystery surrounding his father’s death. Eventually defecting from the Royal Navy to join the cause of the Americans during the Revolutionary War, he takes control of the Sea Dragon, a one-of-a-kind ship that has a devastating secret weapon. Carrigan, renamed Quicksilver, becomes a legendary privateer who contributes directly to the American’s victory. Scandalios fills the novel to the brim with action scenes, plot twists and high tension. He often writes in the vernacular of a modern action film, which gives his battle scenes a high-speed, cinematic urgency. Readers can expect vivid images of cannonballs flying through the air and acrobatic pirates fighting with two swords at once. The book accomplishes the rare feat of seamlessly blending several fiction genres: action, mystery, suspense, romance and even comedy. Carrigan makes for a charming protagonist and readers will feel invested in his quest for revenge. However, Carrigan has an almost superhuman ability to get himself out of tough situations; readers may have difficulty believing that Carrigan is ever truly in danger after he overcomes a string of impossible circumstances.

A thrilling read that will appeal to young and old readers.” - Kirkus Review

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