Retribution begins in 1620. A grieving Isaac Stanfield heads out across the Atlantic Ocean. After the Mayflower sails for the new world, Isaac has been sent to explore the potential for trade and further settlements in New England. His efforts are frustrated by the incompetence and duplicity of the people with whom he has to deal. This second book in the Stanfield Chronicles series continues with Isaac’s love of adventure, his courage, and ingenuity being fully tested, his fascination with and respect for the native peoples he meets. Isaac’s life consists of blue water sailing adventures, kidnapping, smuggling, pirates, torture and romance, on two continents, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. A life lived on the edge while he attempts to protect those he loves. The story is captivating, the research meticulous. A book to be bought and enjoyed. It is an excellent read.