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Title The King's marauder / Dewey Lambdin.
Author Lambdin, Dewey.
Publication New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2014.
Edition First edition.
Description 355 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Call # FIC LAMBDIN
Series An Alan Lewrie naval adventure ; 20
Lambdin, Dewey. Alan Lewrie naval adventure series.
Summary "The year 1807 starts out badly for Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy. 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. For fans of historical fiction, Dewey Lambdin's Alan Lewrie series ranks alongside such greats as Patrick O'Brian and C.S. Forester for its terrific period detail and irresistible hero. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Lewrie, Alan (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Ship captains -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Genre Sea fiction.
Historical fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
ISBN 9781250030054 (hardback) :
1250030056 (hardback)

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