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Newly victorious at the Battle of Trafalgar, England now rules the seas and is free to colonize the furthest reaches of the world. Captain Thomas Kydd joins an expedition to take Dutch-held Cape Town, a strategic harbor that will give England a rich trade route to India. With enemies lurking on all sides, Kydd and his men must defend the fragile colony while braving Africas vast and hostile hinterland. When Renzi learns too much about the enemys plans, even Kydd may not be able to save him.

Review:

"Stockwin's 12th book in his Napoleonic naval warfare series is a great improvement over Victory, his previous entry. Stockwin assembles an exciting and suspenseful historical loaded with action, intrigue, treachery, and the bloody gore of 1805 warfare. Capt. Thomas Kydd returns to sea after the cataclysmic Battle of Trafalgar in command of L'Aurore for a joint army-navy expedition to capture Cape Town, South Africa, from the Dutch and expand the British Empire. But in a puzzling move, the Dutch surrender, leaving the British with a restive and reluctant overseas colony while hidden enemy forces prepare to attack. As the threat grows, Kydd tumbles into bed with a beautiful and dangerous French expatriate royalist. When Kydd's sidekick, Nicholas Renzi, stumbles into a deadly plot, Kydd risks his ship, career, and life committing an offense for which he may well hang. Even his own crew disapproves of his actions and questions his motives. Stockwin, a retired lieutenant commander of the British navy, fills this tale with the colorful history of British imperialism, as well as vivid and lush descriptions of colonial South Africa, professional seamanship, bold leadership, and the friendship of two men who share the perils of life at sea in the Royal Navy." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Julian Stockwin is a retired teacher and educational psychologist, and a former lieutenant commander of the Royal Navy Reserve. He entered the British Navy at age 15 and was eventually named a Member of the British Empire. He is the author of the Kydd Sea Adventures series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590136263
Author:
Stockwin, Julian
Publisher:
McBooks Press
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Nautical Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Kydd Sea Adventures
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Stockwin's 12th book in his Napoleonic naval warfare series is a great improvement over Victory, his previous entry. Stockwin assembles an exciting and suspenseful historical loaded with action, intrigue, treachery, and the bloody gore of 1805 warfare. Capt. Thomas Kydd returns to sea after the cataclysmic Battle of Trafalgar in command of L'Aurore for a joint army-navy expedition to capture Cape Town, South Africa, from the Dutch and expand the British Empire. But in a puzzling move, the Dutch surrender, leaving the British with a restive and reluctant overseas colony while hidden enemy forces prepare to attack. As the threat grows, Kydd tumbles into bed with a beautiful and dangerous French expatriate royalist. When Kydd's sidekick, Nicholas Renzi, stumbles into a deadly plot, Kydd risks his ship, career, and life committing an offense for which he may well hang. Even his own crew disapproves of his actions and questions his motives. Stockwin, a retired lieutenant commander of the British navy, fills this tale with the colorful history of British imperialism, as well as vivid and lush descriptions of colonial South Africa, professional seamanship, bold leadership, and the friendship of two men who share the perils of life at sea in the Royal Navy." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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