In the year preceding the French Revolution, an orphan boy named Ettore finds himself at a crossroads. Seeking to add coins to his hidden strongboxes, he sets sail on the Tyrrhenian Sea, embarking on an exhilarating journey that will test his wit, resilience, and survival skills. But little does he know that the stormy seas and Algerian corsairs have other plans for him.
As Ettore fights to stay alive, he must confront his own origins, beliefs, and shortcomings. Along the way, he forms unexpected friendships and discovers the true meaning of sacrifice. “A Captive in Algiers” is a captivating prequel to The Muhammad Amalfi Mystery Series, exploring themes of identity, fidelity, struggle, and the power of friendship. $2.99 on Kindle.