The best novel you will ever find about the modern Navy – torn from today’s headlines!
The West African state of Liberia is disintegrating into bloody civil war, and the only hope of evacuation for the British and American citizens and diplomats is HMS Beaufort steaming home after exercises. It should be a routine job to get some boats ashore and pick up the citizens from the beach, but when a lucky shot from an ageing howitzer cripples the computer on board, the captain and crew have to get ashore, fight a pitched battle and bring people home in much the way that Nelson’s Navy would have done – with guts and ingenuity.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
King's ShillingFrom the Back Cover:
'King's Shilling' is an explosive novel of action and character, pitching the men and women of a British warship into a nail-biting race against time to evacuate civilians from the bloody cauldron of an African civil war.
With the country suddenly plunged into political chaos and insurgents only a few miles from the capital, the Western powers need to get their people out of Liberia.
HMS 'Beaufort' is diverted to make the pick-up.
It soon becomes clear that even in the age of smart weaponry and sophisticated geopolitical planning, the modern naval commander must still rely on courage, ingenuity and guts to survive.
'King's Shilling' is a superb portrait of the modern navy, and thrillingly describes how a brilliantly drawn cast of characters reacts to a life-or-death situation.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description HarperCollins, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: Acceptable. USED BUT OTHERWISE OF ACCEPTABLE QUALITY ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002345303
Book Description HarperCollins, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0006775715
Book Description HarperCollins, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # 1087637
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001343309
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 1998 Paperback, 1998. Book Condition: Fair. 343 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 607054