Captive : Across the centuries, she is drawn by an inexplicable passion into a realm of mystery and danger - to be imprisoned in an opulent world of harem intrigue and sensuous slavery. And now Blackwell is with her - patriot, privateer, heroic commander of the U.S. merchantman the Pearl - the dream, the desire made achingly real. Imperiled captives of fate, they are united by a power far greater than time - and by a passion that could destroy them both . . . or forever change the course of history.