Synopses & Reviews
Sailing beneath the ominous cloud of war between Turkey and Russia, the frigate Trojan is on her way to the Black Sea, carrying on board a mysterious passenger, a young woman whose identity must be concealed by orders of the Admiralty. Although First Lieutenant Phillip Hazard is captivated by the charming young woman, he has a far more pressing concern: the Trojan's captain is a sadistic despotand quite possibly insane.
"The redoubtable Commander Hazard has won a permanent place in historical fiction and he places his author in the foremost ranks of the writers in this field." —Yorkshire Gazette & Herald
Stuart introduces her eight volume series of naval operations during Crimean War with this book. November 1853: First Lieutenant Phillip Hazard aboard the 300 horsepower 31-gun steam frigate Trojan is dispatched to the Crimea with a large Royal Navy Fleet to deal with the Russian Black Sea fleet and support the conquest of Sevastapol in this exciting and authentic picture of the Crimean War.
About the Author
V. A. Stuart wrote several series of military fiction and numerous other novels under various pseudonyms. Her settings span history and the globe, from the Napoleonic wars of Europe to India under the British Raj. Born in 1914, she was in Burma with the British Fourteenth Army, became a lieutenant, and was decorated with the Burma Star and the Pacific Star.