By Neal Stephenson
In the yr 1689, a cabal of Barbary galley slaves -- together with one Jack Shaftoe, aka King of the Vagabonds, aka Half-Cocked Jack -- devises a bold plan to win freedom and fortune. an excellent event ensues -- a dangerous race for an incredible prize of silver ... nay, gold ... nay, mythical gold.
In Europe, the beautiful and creative Eliza, Countess de los angeles Zeur, is stripped of her big own fortune by means of France's most voguish privateer. Penniless and in danger from those that wish both her or her head (or both), she is stuck up in an online of overseas intrigue, while she desperately seeks the go back of her most valuable possession.
Meanwhile, Newton and Leibniz proceed to propound their grand theories as their notorious contention intensifies, obdurate alchemy does conflict with the common sciences, dastardly plots are set in movement ... and Daniel Waterhouse seeks passage to the Massachusetts colony in hopes of escaping the insanity into which his global has descended.
This P.S. variation positive aspects an additional sixteen pages of insights into the e-book, together with writer interviews, prompt examining, and extra.