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In 1810, José de San Martín deserts the Spanish Army and returns home to Buenos Aires to lead a bloody revolt against his former masters.

Struggling with an increasing dependence on opiates, San Martín forms a secret army of thieves, mercenaries, slaves, and prostitutes to free Argentina from the Spanish Empire.

A Storm Hits Valparaíso is an epic, 400-page historical adventure with a huge cast of characters whose stories gradually interweave, including: two brothers torn apart by love; a slave running for his life, a disgraced British sailor seeking redemption in a foreign land; an Indian trapped in the death mines of Potosí; and a Spanish general who deserts the army to raise the flag of rebellion against Madrid.

Buy 'A Storm Hits Valparaíso'

A Storm Hits Valparaíso is available for $4.99/£3.99/3.99 Euro from Amazon USAmazon UK, and Amazon Germany, as well as Smashwords (if you own a different e-reader). If you are in Ireland/South Africa/Canada/Australia, you can pick up a copy from Amazon US.

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Download the first six chapters as a PDF:

A Storm Hits Valparaíso by David Gaughran – First Six Chapters

I’m very proud to publish this book and it marks the culmination of a long journey. I started this novel in 2006, and in the five-and-a-half years since then, I have written and re-written the book more times than I care to remember. I almost walked away from it – for good – this summer, only to be rescued by my talented editor, who steered my over the finish line. You can read the full story of the (long) road to publication here.