The Smuggler's Gambit

In Emerald Isle author Sara Whitford's first historical fiction novel, The Smuggler's Gambit, set in mid-18th century Beaufort, she weaves together colonial-era adventures that incorporate true life historical facts with stories inspired by her own decades of research.  ___________________________________
When 17-year-old Adam Fletcher is forced into an apprenticeship, he unwittingly becomes a pawn in a smuggling war. Soon, he's forced to make a tough decision. Will he agree to become a spy performing a civic duty to the Crown? Or will he risk everything - possibly even putting his own family in danger - to protect his new master? Secrets will be revealed, loyalties will be questioned, betrayals will be uncovered, and a young man's character will be put to the test in The Smuggler's Gambit.
"...Perfectly paced with characters and dialogue so real the reader feels they are right in the middle of the action. I found this well-researched, finely-crafted tale to be altogether plausible. No doubt, this book will leave you yearning to find out what's next for Adam Fletcher." - Kevin Duffus, author of The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate