This is the story of Oliver Tressilian who became a corsair since he was wrongly accused by this own brother of the murder of Master Peter Godolphin.
He then became a Barbary pirate after have spent a long time a galley slave.
Sakr-el-Bahr, the hawk of the sea, the scourge of the Mediterranean and the terror of Christian Spain lay prone on the heights of Cape Spartel.
Lady Rosamund Godolphin, his girlfriend, didn’t trust him at the first time and believed at his treasonous brother. But their lives will cross again and the truth shall prevail.
The original movie Sea-Hawk (1924) was based on this book.
However, the story is completely different from the Errol Flynn movie Sea-Hawk (1940).