Synopses & Reviews
Ramage and the Calypso are sent to Sicily to track down the Barbary Coast pirates before they can devastate another Sicilian town. He is ordered to track them to their home and destroy them--and attempt to rescue hundreds of Italian prisoners in the process!
"A spirited successor to Hornblower." —Sunday Telegraph
"Not even C.S. Forester knows more about the routine and battle procedures of the British Navy in the days of Nelson." —The New York Times
Barbary Coast piratesthe Saraceniare capturing slaves and terrorizing fishing villages along the coast of Sicily. Ramage and his crew are sent to track them down before they can devastate another town.
About the Author
Dudley Pope, a naval defense correspondent of the London Evening News, progressed to writing carefully researched naval history. C.S. Forester urged Pope to try his hand at fiction and saw the younger writer as his literary heir. Pope began what was to become an impressive series with Ramage (1965) and, over the next 24 years, produced 17 more novels tracing Lord Ramage's career. Pope died in 1997.