"One of our foremost writers of naval fiction" Sunday Times Commodore Bolitho leads his squadron to battle against the French fleet. As master of France, Napoleon now turns towards the East - and the vast wealth of India. But first he must secure the eastern Mediterranean and Egypt. Richard Bolitho has been made the Commodore of a newly formed squadron, in a British fleet stretched to the limit, facing one of the toughest commissions of his career: to ascertain the fighting strength of the French - then seek, find and bring them to battle!
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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.From AudioFile:
The incomparable Michael Jayston reads up a storm with this Napoleonic-era sea story, set in the Mediterranean just before the Battle of the Nile. Jayston's impeccable pronunciation, his variations in accents and characterization, and his timing and the varying tension in his voice make this a remarkable listening experience. Commodore Richard Bolitho is tasked with taking a tiny squadron on an intelligence mission: Where are the French? There are battles and captures and blood. One can smell the powder smoke, thanks to the compatible skills of Jayston and the author. Nor are the human dimensions slighted; the characters are alive! They move and plot and think. A real achievement all around. D.R.W. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Arrow, London, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Cover Chris Mayger (illustrator). Reprint. 320pp. A Richard Bolitho story. Bookseller Inventory # C01168