Book five of the Company saga, focusing on Alec as a teenager and young adult. I thought for a little while that this book was going to finally provide some answers as to what the hell was going on, but it only created more questions!
Cleverly suggests that Sir Francis Drake found something that led to the formation of the company. I have a feeling that it might be Lewis in a box...but I could be COMPLETELY wrong.
I love this series so much I would let it use my toothbrush.