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Captain Alan Lewrie and his small squadron defeat four French frigates off northern Spain, winning honor, glory, and renown. So, why is such a successful captain suddenly without a ship, or another active commission? Why do rumors swirl that jealous foes' powerful patrons are blighting his career? 

Months on end ashore, even in entertaining London setting up a household for himself and his retinue, getting his portrait painted, put him in serious sulks. Well, the artist is the sister of one of his midshipmen, a delightful and talented young lady of a modern outlook, but not modern enough to become Lewrie's lover. Dare he risk a second marriage? Then, just when things are the rosiest, at last, Admiralty calls upon him to develop and command a plan to raid French-held coasts, not with sailors and Marines from his own ship, but with a battalion of Army troops carried in a squadron of transports. It's intriguing, novel, and a way back to sea, but...can he part from the desirable Jessica Chenery? And if Lewrie does, will his foes allow him to succeed? Be certain that Alan Lewrie will prevail, scruples be damned!

©2017 Dewey Lambdin (P)2020 Tantor

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Churn, Filler, and Fluff (So What!!)

Okay...I'll say it! This silly serial seriously sliding soundlessly to the bottom of the sea. I don't care about Lewrie's cats, his dog, his too-young adoring bride, his prize money and London Estate Furnishings, or his daughter who hates him irrationally. In fact, this has got to be the most posh, boring, fighting Captain to every sail the Mediterranean Sea or pinch a French nose. He wasn't always like this you know. Lewrie used to be a rascal and tough guy (in the first 20 books).

However, in this installment (#23 and the next, #24) Lewrie does little but cruise around and practice landing the British army on the beach in Italy. So boring...ugggh...if it were not for John Lee I would need to wash my ears in sea water.

Don't buy 23-25. Dewey Lambdin is milking a dead cow.

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