Synopses & Reviews
Portsmouth, 1782. His Britannic Majesty's frigate, Phalarope, is ordered to assist the hard-pressed squadrons in the Caribbean. Aboard is her new commanderRichard Bolitho. To all appearances the Phalarope is everything a young captain could wish for, but beneath the surface she is a deeply unhappy shipher wardroom torn by petty greed and ambition, her deckhands suspected of cowardice under fire and driven to near-mutiny by senseless ill-treatment.
"Follow the wake of Hornblower into 18th-century seas, where a crew of shangaied valiants kicks the stuffing out of all comers . . . a salty testament to the mystique and the brutality of the square-rigger." —The New York Times
Portsmouth 1782. Now captain of the frigate Phalarope Bolitho deals with a mutinous crew and fights in the Battle of Saintes.
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.