Captain Nathan Peake survives a ferocious battle off Brittany, only to be cast into the even more dangerous waters of Post-Revolutionary Paris. There he encounters two of the most beautiful and scandalous courtesans in history and Napoleon Buonaparte. Returned to the command of the frigate Unicorn, Nathan is sent to join another young glory-seeker, Captain Horatio Nelson, in a bid to wreck Buonaparte’s plans for the invasion of Italy, and save its treasures from the invading French hordes. But Nathan has his own private agenda – to find his lost love – and as the fighting spreads from the mountains to the sea he discovers that glory comes at a higher price than all the gold in the vaults of Genoa.
Good characters, good story, good narrator good purchase, however the listener needs to have a little knowledge of the French revolution and some of its characters such as Robespierre and Marat to know exactly what is going on in this book. If the series of books had been released onto Audible in chronological order then i suppose this would have been less of an issue as the first book seems to suggest that it sets the background for the next two books, but it is not available on audible. This seems to be a common problem with some series on Audible such as the Allan Mallinson, Cornet Hervey books.
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