Looking for a great book to read on St. John? Something written by a local author?

Ever wondered where the villain General Santa Anna of Alamo infamy retired? Is time travel possible? What was it like to be in the great 1867 hurricane that sank the RMS Rhone and three other Royal Mail steamers in our waters?

These questions and more are answered in Jeff Mc Cords new fact-based novel “Santa Anna’s Gold in a Pirate Sea.” It’s the long anticipated sequel to “Undocumented Visitors in a Pirate Sea,” a quarter-finalist in the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest.

Santa Anna’s Gold Story

A maritime history professor teams-up with a Naval Intelligence agent to search the Caribbean for lost treasure in this fact-filled adventure. Employing authentic “psychic spy” methods and unconventional sailors, they search time and exotic islands for gold and silver hoarded by legendary Mexican dictator and Alamo villain General Santa Anna. To make headway, Thayer Harris, PhD explores 1860s St. Thomas, then capital of the Danish West Indies, one of the world’s busiest ports and Santa Anna’s retirement home. Dr. Harris uncovers a mysterious connection between the ex-dictator and President Lincoln’s Secretary of State, battles the 19th-century’s worst hurricane and takes on unscrupulous corporate treasure hunters. This is the second Thayer Harris adventure. The first, “Undocumented Visitors in a Pirate Sea,” was a quarter-finalist in the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest


View Santa Anna’s Gold in a Pirate Sea on Amazon.com

with this link.

Read “Undocumented Visitors in a Pirate Sea”

or have a look at the prequel and read an interview with author Jeff Mc Cord here.

More great St. John holiday reads can be found here.