From the international bestselling author of Killers Of The Flower Moon (soon to be a Martin Scorsese-directed film) and The Lost City Of Z, this is a mesmerising story of shipwreck, mutiny and murder, culminating in a court martial that reveals a shocking truth. On 28th January 1742, a ramshackle vessel of patched-together wood and cloth washed up on the coast of Brazil. Inside were 30 emaciated men, barely alive, and they had an extraordinary tale to tell. They were survivors of the Wager, a British vessel that had left England in 1740 on a secret mission during an imperial war with Spain. While chasing a treasure-filled Spanish galleon, the Wager was wrecked on a desolate island off the coast of Patagonia. The crew, marooned for months and facing starvation, built the flimsy craft and sailed for more than 100 days, traversing 2,500 miles of storm-wracked seas. They were greeted as heroes. Then, six months later, another even more decrepit craft landed on the coast of Chile. This boat contained just three castaways and they had a very different story to tell. The 30 sailors who landed in Brazil were not heroes – they were mutineers.