Seven years’ servitude. Seven days to save his family.

March 1692. Calumny Spinks is forced to spy for the Crown and help prevent an invasion of England. He’s sent to Jamaica to pose as an indentured servant, but his best friend Ty brands him with the mark of a runaway and sells him to a brutal plantation overseer.

To win his family’s freedom, Cal must kill Lord Montalbion, the most powerful man in the Caribbean. He forges an alliance with the Maroons, escaped slaves whose plans for Cal could ruin everything – and meanwhile, a bloody civil war looms.

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  • “Alexander’s prose is the equivalent of a time machine, yanking the reader straight into a vibrant and breathtaking depiction of 17th century Jamaica.”

    Anna Belfrage, HNS Indie Award-winning author of A Rip in the Veil
  • "Bold, ambitious, and deliciously dark, Scatterwood plumbs the depths of monstrous deceit and unending misery. Alexander delivers it all with such dextrous and inventive prose that the reader cannot help but be swept away."

    David Gaughran, author of Liberty Boy and Mercenary