Synopses & Reviews
Having evacuated the King and Queen of Naples ahead of Napoleon's advancing army, Nelson must now await developments in Sicily. In the meantime, he and Emma savor their passionate affair, and when Nelson travels back to Britain with the Hamiltons, he finds he is the toast of Europe. Finally he is given the chance he's been waiting for: off a little-known Spanish cape, called Trafalgar, he will show the world what he is made of!
"Nelson's naval career has been thoroughly researched. . . . The picture presented of naval life and the heat of battle rings true." —The Historical Novels Review
To a nation consumed by war, Admiral Horatio Nelson is now a hero and Britain's best hope of victory. To those in power, he is an arrogant glory-seeker, too quick to disregard orders! Then there's Nelson's lover, Lady Emma Hamilton: shunned by the establishment for her checkered past. Nelson and Emma defy friends and enemies alike to follow destiny-as Nelson moves closer to the greatest naval battle in history.
About the Author
David Donachie is an avowed lover of naval fiction with a stroke of mischief, and he has lately published a multivolume biographical novel about Lord Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton. Writing as Tom Connery, he is the author of the popular Markham of the Marines novels. A Scot by birth, he lives in Deal on the Channel coast of England.