Piracy has always been a bloodthirsty business. Pirates prey on the weak and vulnerable. They strike when least expected and take everything: ship, cargo and crew. Their operations can close off vital trade routes and affect the strategic balance of naval power. But piracy is doubly effective when it?s part of a country?s military policy or it?s organised globally. Cadet Willie McBride and his two friends, Gareth and Penelope, confront two nests of savage pirates threatening Britain?s and Britannica?s national interests. Using ingenious combinations of surprise and special weaponry, Willie devises cunning plans to strike at the very heart of the pirate bases. But will the combat power of the inexperienced military cadets be sufficient to defeat the well-armed and organised pirates whose bases are in far off China and under their noses closer to home? This is the second book of the Cadet Willie McBride military adventure series. To find out more, visit www.coloneldearing.com.