The fastest frigate on the seas links a host of historical characters, with warriors, nobles, shopkeepers, and lovers crossing paths in the wake of la Renommée.
Author D.E. Stockman served overseas as a translator for top secret Russian communications for the U.S. Air Force. After he graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a degree in art, Stockman turned to painting and the graphic arts. In and near Chicago, this profession carried him from publication printing of periodicals such as National Geographic and Playboy, to book publishing for imprints of Simon & Schuster, Harcourt Brace, and Pearson Education. ◊