The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder
by David Grann
Masterful storyteller David Grann (author of award-winning, New York Times bestseller Killers of the Flower Moon) is back with a riveting true tale that is as thrilling as any novel. Grann recounts the story of 1740 British warship The Wager, which disappeared while on a secret mission during a war with Spain. Two years later, 30 emaciated survivors washed ashore on a deserted island in Brazil via a lifeboat. When discovered, they were celebrated as heroes until six months later a smaller group of castaways arrived telling a very different story. Shipwreck, mutiny and murder on the high seas? Count us in!