The Tainted Prize: Under Admiralty Orders – the Oliver Quintrell Series – Book 2

By (author)M.C. Muir

Captain Quintrell takes on the perilous Southern Ocean in 1803 aboard the HM Frigate, ‘Perpetual’, as he embarks on a mission to find a missing ship, facing treacherous seas, French privateers, and betrayal among his own crew. THE TAINTED PRIZE is a thrilling nautical adventure set during the age-of-sail, filled with political intrigue and gripping challenges as Quintrell navigates his way to Peru.


Nautical fiction adventure set during the age-of-sail. The year is 1803 and aboard HM Frigate, ‘Perpetual’, Captain Quintrell heads south to the Southern Ocean. His orders are to find a missing ship even if it means sailing all the way to Peru. But in order to complete his mission, he must face the challenges of the Horn, an unnerving discovery, French privateers, political intrigue and even deception and unrest amongst his own crew. THE TAINTED PRIZE is a classic age-of-sail nautical fiction adventure and the second in the series following FLOATING GOLD.