When an old printer/publisher spreads the word of corruption and conspiracy in the New York Colonial Governor’s office, he is arrested for distributing treasonous material.
During a shore leave in Georgetown, Dan and crew go to the aid of the son and widow of an old shipmate of Dan’s, who are being pressured by a corrupt official to reveal the whereabouts of a stash of buried treasure.
Summoned to an island prison off Carolina, Dan is asked to transport a Scottish prisoner to the Commissioner at Port Royal to argue the case of unjustly-jailed Scots. Dan agrees to help, but gets caught in the act and soon lands in prison.
Dan encounters a woman with a story about her husband being held captive by pirates on a deserted island. At first, he thinks it’s a trick to lure them to the island along with their valuable cargo, but he soon finds that the woman’s story is truth.
Dan and crew are summoned to Savannah by Paula Meadows to try to help Paula’s uncle to get a fair price for his tobacco crop. The uncle is bound, by law, to accept the unfairly low price offered by the South Carolina Trading Company.
While trying to sneak into a Virginia port to deliver some farm tools without paying the unfair taxes on them, Dan and crew, with the help of a local schoolmarm, uncover a racket involving outrageously high export fees and the looting of cargo ships.
Tempest and crew work up a plan to help an Indian fighter known as ‘Understandable’ Perkins, who, despite his hard work in making the Carolinas a safer place to live, is getting a raw deal from the crooked Governor of South Carolina.
Tempest and the crew hatch a clever plan to help a young lad and his sister, whose father has been thrown into jail by the heartless Governor of South Carolina for the crime of insisting that his children receive a good education.
Dan and the crew know there’s a traitor in their midst, when a pirate known as ‘Pegleg’ Finn knows just where they intend to bury their hard-earned gold. So Dan devises a plan to find out just who the spy is, which involves placing a spy in Pegleg’s crew.
The merchants of South Carolina are angry over the low prices offered for their goods by its crooked Governor. When Dan is offered a low price for his shipload, he organizes the merchants and devises a clever plan to outwit the Governor.
A British treasury ship has been plundered, and its cargo of 20,000 pounds gold is bound for the war coffers of Spain. Tempest and crew trace the gold to the villa of a devious Spanish noblewoman, who intends to keep it all for herself.
Tempest and crew encounter a sailor by the name of Martin, who claims to know the whereabouts of the Aztec treasure known as The Fiery Mirror, a huge, solid gold wheel as thick as a man’s fist.
Fed up with the lack of men willing to marry, Miss Abigail, and some of the lady settlers, buy a longboat and row for Jamaica in the hope of catching a ship back to England.
After a hurricane devastates Nassau, funds are desperately needed to rebuild. Tempest learns of a Spanish treasury ship that has run aground in the storm on a nearby island and he and his crew set sail to find it.
Tempest and crew return from a long voyage to find that New Providence has fallen to Don Estaban and his Conquistadors. Tempest makes his way ashore, and devises a plan to re-take the island.
Gaff falls in love with the daughter of the matron of the turtle-fishing Doughty family, and decides to marry his beloved and leave the Sultana.
An adaptation of Edith Wharton's final book. In London for the season, young American women charm the impoverished English aristocracy with their vivacity and wealth. But it all turns to ashes.