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In the turbulent years before the Civil War, Steamboats ruled the Mississippi – carrying the wealth of a nation along the great river at its heart. These mighty ships were the lifeblood of America, and the hopes and dreams of the people who rode them united the North and South at a time when history was trying to tear them apart.

Some of the frontier’s bolder types were united by another thing entirely – greed. Bands of river pirates often attempted to rob steamboats of their cargoes and passengers of their wealth. For the ambitious, it was the fastest way to end up rich. For the careless, it was the fastest way to end up dead.

With the vast wealth that pirates stood to gain, every steamboat was a possible target. And that certainly included the grandest packet on the Mississippi, the Tempest Queen . . .

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