• The King’s Marauder

  • Alan Lewrie Series, Book 20
  • By: Dewey Lambdin
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (111 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The year 1807 starts out badly for Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy. In The King's Marauder, his frigate HMS Reliant has a new captain, he's living at his father's estate at Anglesgreen, among spiteful neighbors and family, and he's recovering from a wound suffered in the South Atlantic. At last, there's a bright spot. When fit, Admiralty awards him a new commission; not a frigate but a clumsy, slow two-decker fourth-rate 50. Are his frigate days over for good? 

Lewrie's ordered to Gibraltar, but Foreign Office Secret Branch's spies and manipulators have use for him, again! HMS Sapphire is the wrong ship for the task, raising chaos and mayhem along the Spanish coasts, and servicing agents and informers. And, what he's ordered to do needs soldiers, landing craft, and a transport ship, all of which he doesn't have, and must find a way to finagle it all. 

He could beg off and say that it's asking too much, but...Alan Lewrie is not a man to admit failure and defeat, and his quest might prove the most daunting of his long naval career.

©2014 Dewey Lambdin (P)2020 Tantor

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not the worst, but...

This installment is better than the previous two or three, but fairly uninspired. Some action, but not much. Lots of rehashing old stories, I guess as page filler. Just made me remember that the old stories were much better.

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Great action

As with most of the books i in the series there is plenty of action. Keeps one interested throughout