Synopses & Reviews
Returning safely to England after the dramatic capture of Martinique, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho finds an all too brief respite from war and politics. But the shadow of a new conflict already darkens the horizon. The old enemy, France, forges an uneasy alliance with America-threatening the safety of British trade routes. Lovers of fine nautical fiction, including fans of Patrick O` Brian, C.S. Forester, and Capt. Frederick Marryat, will make a new hero of Richard Bolitho and avidly follow his exciting, historically authentic adventures.
"A tale of angry passion, envy and adventure." —Navy News
"The battle scenes are described so vividly that Alexander Kent must surely have been there himself in a previous incarnation." —Nautical Magazine
Soon after taking part in the dramatic capture of Martinique in the Caribbean, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho is next despatched to the African coast to gather a flotilla and stop French attacks on British trade routes. But Bolitho must contend with more than Britain's old enemyhe must also face the hatred of his flag captain and betrayal by a man he once counted on as his friend.
About the Author
Alexander Kent, pen name of Douglas Edward Reeman, joined the British Navy at 16, serving on destroyers and small craft during World War II, and eventually rising to the rank of lieutenant. He has taught navigation to yachtsmen and has served as a script adviser for television and films. His books have been translated into nearly two dozen languages.