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In late 1756, as the British government collapses in the aftermath of the loss of Minorca, and the country and navy are thrown into political chaos, a small force of ships is sent to the West Indies to reinforce the Leeward Islands Squadron.

Captain Edward Carlisle, a native of Virginia, and his first lieutenant George Holbrooke are fresh from the Mediterranean and their capture of a powerful French man-of-war. Their new frigate Medina has orders to join a squadron commanded by a terminally ill commodore. Their mission: a near-suicidal assault on a strong Caribbean island fortress.

Carlisle must confront the challenges of higher command as he leads the squadron back into battle to accomplish the Admiralty's orders.

Join Carlisle and Holbrooke as they attack shore fortifications, engage in ship-on-ship duels, and deal with mutiny in the West Indies.

©2018 Chris Durbin (P)2018 Tantor

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As good as the best. I wish the rest of thexseries was on Audible. You will love this

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Carlisle & Holbrook Series Books 3-7 Needed

Wish Audible would be able to offer Books 3-7 of Chris Durbin’s Carlisle and Holbrook series.

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Entertaining and intelligent

Well written book with adventures in the age of sail. What i like about this series, apart from the details and the understating of seamanship and humans, is the fact that its set in the 7 year war, mid 18th century - most other books of this style are set in the Napoleonic period. This is book two... i am hoping for the next one soon.

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  • 09-22-18

Another fantastic audio version from this series.

This is the second audio book of this series. The narrator captures the excitement and tension of the novel. look forward to subsequent books making their way to the audio platform.