A SLOOP OF WAR

A SLOOP OF WAR

Editorial
Penmore Press LLC
Encuadernación
Tapa blanda o Bolsillo
Nº páginas
326
ISBN
978-1-946409-42-3
EAN
9781946409423
Dimensiones
229 x 152 mm.
Peso
480
Fecha publicación
01-03-2018

Autor

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Sinopsis

A Sloop of War, the second novel in the Alexander Clay series is set on the island of Barbados, where the temperature of the politics, prejudices, and amorous ambitions are matched only by the sweltering heat of the climate. After limping into the harbor in the crippled frigate the HMS Agrius, accompanied by his French prize, the equally battered Courageuse, Clay meets with Admiral Caldwell, the Commander in Chief of the island. The admiral is impressed enough by Clay?s engagement with the French man-of-war to give him his own command on the HMS Rush.The Rush is sent to blockade the French island of St Lucia and to support a landing by British troops to attempt to take the island from the French garrison. The crew and officers of the Rush are repeatedly threatened along the way by a singular Spanish ship, in a contest that can only end in destruction or capture. And from the ranks, comes an accusation of murder leveled against Clay by the nephew of his former captain. Philip K. Allan has all the ingredients for a gripping tale of danger, heroism, greed, and sea battles, in a story that is well researched and