Falconer's Last Voyage charts the life of Captain David Mist as he sails the British Destroyer, H.M.S. Falconer, from Britain to Valparaiso, Chile for supplies before his onward voyage to Esquimalt BC. His mission in the Pacific North West is to enforce the liquor laws of the time and to encourage attempts by the missionaries to promote western civilization to the Native population. The British captain is eventually faced with the dilemma of career or love. Author Mel McIlveen deftly interweaves the history of the time with this fictional account.