A fascinating insight into the appalling trade in human cargo in the 17th century. The author has managed to complete the link between the taking of humans to sell as slaves from the African continent and the well documented practice of buying human beings for a life of slavery in the new world. The missing link being the actual transportation of human cargo across the Atlantic, of which the author has managed to document in great detail. Leo Balai has managed to write a book about the life of a propose built slave ship, from why it was built to its tragic end with a great loss of life, that reads like a block buster script for a movie. Meticulously researched and written, a book that should be read by everyone as a reminder to what humans are capable of towards fellow human beings.