সংক্ষিপ্ত বিবরন : The 1896 novel is about Thomas Roch, a genius scientist who invented a weapon named the Fulgurator that can wreak havoc on the world. Any nation that acquires this weapon of mass distraction can rule over anyone. Unfortunately, no one took him seriously instead he was restricted in a luxury asylum in North California by the U.S. government. From there he and his caretaker Simon hard who is actually a French agent were kidnapped by a pirate named Ker Karraje, the notorious pirate and his crew, made of escaped convicts, military and naval deserters. Karraje easily manipulates Roch to build the weapon for him and Hart somehow contacts the authority for saving them from the pirates’ hideout, an island in Bermuda. In the end, Roch himself was wielding the weapon and destroyed ships from the U.S. and U.K. but he gives up before the ship that bared the French flag. His morality finally defeats his ego and he decides to take out the entire pirate base instead of destroying his countrymen.