He crossed time for her... Was she dreaming? Hours before the costumed "Pirates' Ball," Elizabeth Rawley witnessed a strange spectacle in the waters off Key West. She could have sworn she saw the Black Cutter, an eighteenth-century warship, engaged in mortal combat. The ship's treasure had been her obsession for years, but even more intriguing was it's legendary captain, a swashbuckling privateer who commanded the high seas and made women swoon. Elizabeth knew she and Captain Richard Colter would have loved each other with a passion to rock the heavens. If only they hadn't lived two hundred years apart. Then, on a moonlit beach, she found a man washed ashore. A man whose eighteenth-century clothes were authentic. A man who truly looked like Richard Colter. A man very much alive.