By Dewey Lambdin
“You may perhaps get hooked on this sequence. Easily.”---The manhattan instances booklet Review
The 12 months 1809 starts off out badly for Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal army, and his send, HMS Sapphire. They’ve extracted the ailing, chilly survivors of Sir John Moore’s military from catastrophe at Corunna, bought hit through lightning whereas escorting the military to England, and suffered a shattered mainmast that could finish Lewrie’s lively fee if a alternative can’t be came upon or formed quickly. Admiralty wishes troopships, no longer gradual, outdated Fourth cost two-deckers, so Lewrie needs to beg, borrow, scouse borrow, and gild the proof such a lot glibly if he needs to maintain her and her expert staff together.
Just while he imagines he’s succeeded, new orders come appointing him a Commodore over a wee squadron assigned to prey upon French seaborne provide convoys off the treacherous north coast of Spain, higher often called the Costa da Morte, the Coast of loss of life, the place the ocean should be extra risky to him and his ships than the French army! Basing out of newly received Lisbon, the place Lewrie hopes his mistress from Gibraltar, Maddalena Covilhá, may possibly flow, he’s definite of 1 factor: It's going to be a rocky yr that, optimistically, doesn’t contain wrecking at the rugged shorelines of Spain!
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