Master storyteller Brian Jacques is back at the helm with a double adventure: a perilous sea chase followed by a gripping escapade in the mountains of France!
Ben and his Labrador, Ned, castaways from the legendary ghost ship <I>Flying Dutchman</i>, swore never to go to sea again - but a mishap in South America lands them aboard a French pirate ship with not one, but two villainous sea captains in pursuit. To make matters worse, Ben is still haunted by visions of Captain Vanderdecken, whose ghost seeks vengeance on the former cabin boy.
A daring chase through the shark-filled waters of the Caribbean ends on the coast of France... from where a new adventure begins.
Ben and Ned flee to the Pyrenees, where, with a new troupe of friends, they find themselves confronting bandit gypsies, evil sorcery, even an avalanche!
In the author's own words, "The Angel's Command boomed forth from my imagination like a cannonball!" This thrilling, rollicking adventure ranks with the very best of Jacques.