Set in the 17th century on Manhattan Island, at the time a land of hills, woods and streams, Manhattan Legacy tells the story of three young men. Jan De Kuyper is a rapist and killer, Marc Storm, seeks justice for his victim and Tomas Van Orden is a pirate hunter wanting to right a wrong.
With little else to go on in search for the killer other than a scribbled initial in a ledger, naive apprentice Storm is drawn to New Amsterdam. He also takes with him the dreams of an old man.
Son of a ruthless merchant, De kuyper is determined to pursue his ambitions whatever the cost to others.
Manhattan Legacy is set against a backdrop of slavery, pirates, Native Americans and the colonisation of the New World by feuding European
Nations. Trading is the backbone of survival and the New World offers untold wealth, but that also brings with it greed, treachery and murder.
Pioneering settlers sought freedom from religious persecution, European wars, poverty and social repression.