John Pathurst, a successful playwright has run out of inspiration, New York, fame, women and the arts have lost it?s lustre. In a desperate grab for inspiration he books passage on a cargo ship from Baltimore to Seattle, taking him around the treacherous Cape Horn hoping it will spark his passion once again. When a vicious mutiny breaks out amongst the crew, Pathurst is exposed to the cold indifference of life more than ever before, but will he survive to write about it? It is a brilliant read, inspired by London?s own treacherous journey around the Horn, with stunning description and deeply engaging characters. If you loved Jules Verne?s epic ?Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea? you?ll love this brilliant adventure. Jack London (1876?1916) was a pioneer, novelist, journalist and social activist. London was one of the first American authors to become an international celebrity thanks to his pioneering work in commercial fiction and magazines. Additionally he is accredited as a major innovator in the genre we now know as science fiction. Growing up in a working class background and spending several years homeless, he was a passionate fighter for workers? rights, socialism, unionisation and animal rights. He would go on to be one of the highest paid authors in America thanks to his classics such as ?Call of the Wild?, ?White fang? and ?Sea Wolf?.