Synopses & Reviews
October 1789, and war clouds thunder over Europe when Richard Bolitho steers the Tempest into the perilous waters of the Great South Sea. To protect vulnerable English shipping lanes from her seagoing enemies, he must face the hazards of fickle winds, pirates, and savage islanders.
Bolitho steers the Tempest into the Great South Sea to protect English shipping lanes. He must face pirates and savage islanders. But he is menaced, too, by deeper fears -- the men of the Bounty have mutinied in these same waters, and from distant France comes news of a revolution.
About the Author
Douglas Edward Reeman, who also writes under the name Alexander Kent, 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. As Alexander Kent, Reeman is the author of the best-selling "Richard Bolitho Novels." His books have been translated into nearly two dozen languages.