Synopses & Reviews
Spring 1802, and the Peace Treaty of Amiens, signed only a few weeks earlier, is already showing signs of collapse. Britain and France wrangle over the return of colonial possessions won and lost during their long, bloody war and in the little 64-gun Achates, Vice-Admiral Richard Bolitho sails for America and the Caribbean.
"Filled with suspence, an element of romance and some very bloody sea-fighting. Indeed, Kent delivers a vivid account, a la Hornblower, of sailing ships and naval warfare." —School Library Journal
Vice-Admiral Richard Bolitho sails for America and the Caribbean where he faces a web of intrigue and treachery. Now the young flag officer, steeled in the fires of battle, faces the challenge of his lonely command--to weigh his mission's success against the lives of the men who must follow him.
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.