With the Walrus crew stranded and the precious Urca gold in Spanish hands, Flint and Silver must join forces in a desperate bid for survival. Eleanor Guthrie’s grip on Nassau is slipping when a new breed of pirate arrives in the form of Ned Low. As blood is spilled and tensions mount, Charles Vane must decide which he values more: Eleanor’s life, or his men’s respect. And unbeknownst to them all, a prize of immeasurable value has already been smuggled onto the island. Its discovery will impose the ultimate judgment: are they men, or are they monsters?