Fans of naval stories should love Johnson's book, which honors Stevenson's classic AudioFile
Dead Mans Chest, written as a sequel to Treasure Island, begins with Long John Silvers escape from the merchantman Hispaniola at Puerta Plata and culminates with the American Revolution more than a decade later. It describes in rich detail the unholy alliance between this softhearted cutthroat, his teenage nephew, David Noble, and Captain John Paul Jones. Together they work to retrieve a kings ransom of Spanish gold and jewels from a dead mans chest.
Commander Johnson retired from the United States Navy in 1985 after a twenty-one-year career as a naval aviator, which took him to Vietnam on three separate aircraft carriers. He has recently completed a second career as a fire captain with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection in Northern California. Along with his writing endeavors, Roger has been a published cartoonist and illustrator for twelve years, working for three publishing companies and drawing gag cartoons for two magazines. He and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Hiouchi, a small hamlet on the outskirts of Crescent City, California where he continues to write and paint.
Ralph Cosham has acted in numerous roles for film and TV and in more than one hundred professional theater roles in addition to narrating books for Blackstone Audiobooks. He lives in Reston, Virginia.
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