The Wager tells the story of the H.M.S. The Wager, a British ship dispatched in 1740 on a secret mission to chase down and capture a Spanish galleon believed to hold a treasure so vast it was called “the prize of all the oceans”.
The Wager was believed lost, shipwrecked in a storm, but nearly two years later, two separate vessels crafted from the ship’s wreckage appeared on the shores of Chile and Brazil. Each crew told sharply contrasting tales of heroism and mutiny, tyranny and murder.
In the pages of The Wager, you’ll read the fascinating series of true-to-life events that led to the deaths of the guilty parties…whoever they were.
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