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Returning to England after the dramatic capture of Martinique, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho attains an all too brief respite from war and politics. But the shadow of a new conflict already darkens the horizon. The old enemy, France, forges an uneasy alliance with America - threatening the safety of British trade routes. Although ordered immediately to the Indian Ocean, Bolitho’s thoughts are of his own - and the Navy’s - past. Both Nelson and Collingwood died in their country’s service. For the Navy’s newest Admiral, is there life beyond the sea itself?

©1993 Highseas Authors Ltd (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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highly recommend this book

i read the entire series and really enjoyed it. now to listen to it on audible it comes to life.

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  • Brodie
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  • 06-01-14

Please List In Sequence!

The Book is great but please, please let the listener know the order in which a series needs to be listened to. Kent just writes books, great books if you like his genre but it is essential you listen to them in sequence. Would it be too hard to ask???

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DARKENING PLOTS

MORE OF WHAT YOU WANT FROM KENT..........HIGHLY ADDICTIVE PERIOD ADVENTURE. CHARLES DICKENS WOULD BE PROUD OF THESE CHARACTERS.. MERRY OLDE ENGLAND WITH ALL IT'S VICES AND INTRIGUE.
I WISH AUDIBLE HAD THE WHOLE SERIES.OH WELL,DON'T FORGET RECORDED BOOKS BY CS FORESTER/HORATIO HORNBLOWER AS WELL AS PATRICK O'BRIAN.SAME GENRE ,DIFFERENT PERSONALITY.