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The Barbary Pirates (Paperback)
"William Dietrich is a born stylist, moving characters around on an historical chessboard with the assured hand of a master novelist firing on all cylinders. Ethan Gage is a wiry, battle-scarred hero, with great decency, who rings absolutely true."
--Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Jefferson Key
"William Dietrich...should be read by anyone who loves adventure at its grandest, or humor both smart and sharp, or romance with a wild heart."
--James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Colony
New York Times bestselling author William Dietrich is back with another rollicking adventure in the popular Ethan Gage series, following Napoleon's Pyramids, The Rosetta Key, and The Dakota Cypher. From the man Library Journal calls "a leader among historical novelists" comes a grand adventure, featuring a hero as memorable as Indiana Jones or George MacDonald Fraser's Sir Harry Flashman.
“Dietrich is an excellent writer, and fun-loving, amoral, and occasionally deadly Ethan Gage is a compelling hero who tries hard to do the right thing—if only he wasn’t so easily distracted by temptations. An action-filled romp that’s both historically accurate and great fun.”
“Dietrich works real characters and historical events into the mix, expertly blending fact and fiction. Fans of the earlier Gage novels will definitely want to read this one, but the book should be heartily recommended to all action-adventure lovers.”
“Gage has many of the same moves as the late George MacDonald Fraser’s irresistible anti-hero, Sir Harry Flashman.”
“What a surprisingly fun book! . . . I normally don’t read historical fiction . . . but The Barbary Pirates has shown me what I’m missing and has me wanting to go back and read the previous Ethan Gage novels!”
-Sporatic Book Reviews
“As satisfying as an Indiana Jones film and offers enough historical knowledge to render the reader a fascinating raconteur on the topics of ancient Egypt and Napoleon Bonaparte.”
“[Dietrich’s] most successful novel yet -- a puzzle-laden page turner.”
“Attention to those of you who like thrillers to be high-concept, historical and swash-buckling!”