Run Afoul (A Wiki Coffin Adventure Book 3)
As the 1865 US Exploring Expedition heads into the port of Rio de Janeiro, one of the vessels collides with a Salem trading ship. Wiki Coffin, resident linguist of the famous convoy, is astonished to discover that the commander of the trader is none other than his father, Captain William Coffin. An incorrigible adventurer like his half-Maori son, William has sailed all seven seas (plus another dozen or so that he's managed to invent!). Their reunion is quickly overshadowed by two mysterious deaths, which ultimately send the Captain to trial for a murder he didn't commit. Wiki must cast aside family loyalties as he investigates the crimes to unmask the real killers before the Expedition sails on.