In the year 1717 two young adults, Bob and Ben, set sail off the coast of their hometown in the Virginia colony and due to a powerful storm at sea, unwittingly find themselves shipwrecked on a tropical island. Through Bob’s narration, we meet the unforgettable characters of Captain John, his eccentric dog Shark, and Lydia, Ben’s new lover, and how their marooned crew attempted to discover the location of a hidden boat and treasure rumored to have been stashed somewhere on the island by the infamous pirate Blackbeard. However, time is running out because Captain John is willing to sacrifice Bob’s life if necessary if he does not succeed with uncovering the desired items. This classic adventure coupled with a timeless love story is entwined with philosophical twists and treats that will entertain readers for generations because of its unflinchingly courageous approach of highlighting what is most precious in love and in life.

About the Author Mark Robert Mazziotti – holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Drew University and a Master of Arts degree in Education from Seton Hall University and is a NJ certified teacher of multiple disciplines. He is an Enrolled Agent, a federally licensed tax expert, and works in his own firm, Hawthorne Accounting Services LLC, in Hawthorne, NJ.