Lieutenant John Pearce is in London seeking protection for his friends, the Pelicans, from a reluctant Admiralty. Sitting in the tavern where they were first press ganged, Pearce considers his future.
Lacking the evidence of perjury he once had to bring Captain Ralph Barclay to justice, his prospects are not promising. Ralph Barclay’s young wife, Emily, is refusing to live under the same roof as him and she has the means to get her own way: the evidence Pearce believes was lost at sea.
Pearce’s companions finally arrive in London just in time to join Pearce in fetching a ship laden with contraband back from France - an illegal act but very profitable. Are Pearce and his Pelicans sailing into prosperity or danger?
©2010 David Donachie (P)2011 Soundings
The story is boring. Mr. Donachie is locked in a world where he loves his own sense of humor. Problem is, it falls flat.
you are left in the air and there is no other audio book to carry on with the story
yes it didn't finish
john pierce/ matt damon. emily/rachel weizz, barkley/ tim robbins, michael/ liam neeson,
This is not a full novel, it is a half of a story. Published immediately after this novel Is David Donachie's "Enenies and Every Turn", Obviously a scheme by the author to achieve getting paid twice for one novel.
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