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A troubled peace with France means that in the harbours and estuaries around England, the royal fleet has been left to rot. Even a frigate captain as famous as Richard Bolitho is forced to swallow his pride and visit the Admiralty daily to plead for a ship. As the clouds of war begin to rise once more over the Channel, he has no choice but to accept an appointment to the Nore.
With his small flotilla of three topsail cutters Bolitho sets out to search the coast for seamen who have fled the harsh discipline of His Majesty's Navy for the more tempting rewards of smuggling. But the 'Brotherhood' he comes up against are brutal and dangerous with a secret, sinister trade in human misery. Treason is never far distant and murder commonplace. So when a King's ransom is in peril and Bolitho is ordered to proceed 'with all despatch' to recover it he will need all the loyalty and courage of his three gallant cutters if he is to fulfil his mission.
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ALEXANDER KENT is the author of twenty-eight acclaimed books featuring Richard Bolitho. Under his own name, Douglas Reeman, and in the course of a career spanning forty-five years, he has written over thirty novels and two non-fiction books.From AudioFile:
It is 1792. The war with the Colonies has ended, and there is revolution in France; the Royal Navy has cut back in size, putting a large number of officers out on the street, all begging the admiralty for some type of ship. Among these unfortunate souls is Richard Bolitho, who is given command of three small revenue cutters. It is not long until we find Bolitho locking horns with a huge, and very vicious, smuggling ring, who also attempt to rescue the imprisoned King of France. As with his previous performances of Kent's works, Michael Jayston is a delight to the ear. His crisp voice easily moves from narrative to conversation and from character to character without missing a beat. M.T.F. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Arrow Books Ltd, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99282178
Book Description Arrow Books Ltd, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099282178