By Dewey Lambdin
“You may perhaps get hooked on this sequence. Easily.”---The long island occasions ebook Review
The 12 months 1809 starts off out badly for Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal army, and his send, HMS Sapphire. They’ve extracted the ill, chilly survivors of Sir John Moore’s military from catastrophe at Corunna, acquired hit by way of lightning whereas escorting the military to England, and suffered a shattered mainmast which could finish Lewrie’s energetic fee if a substitute can’t be came upon or formed quickly. Admiralty wishes troopships, no longer sluggish, outdated Fourth expense two-deckers, so Lewrie needs to beg, borrow, thieve, and gild the proof so much glibly if he needs to maintain her and her expert team together.
Just while he imagines he’s succeeded, new orders come appointing him a Commodore over a wee squadron assigned to prey upon French seaborne offer convoys off the treacherous north coast of Spain, larger referred to as the Costa da Morte, the Coast of dying, the place the ocean might be extra risky to him and his ships than the French army! Basing out of newly gained Lisbon, the place Lewrie hopes his mistress from Gibraltar, Maddalena Covilhá, may possibly circulation, he’s definite of 1 factor: It's going to be a rocky yr that, optimistically, doesn’t contain wrecking at the rugged seashores of Spain!
Read Online or Download A Hard, Cruel Shore: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure PDF
Similar historical fiction books
From the co-author of the harmful booklet for Boys, the Khan sequence is a triumph of ancient fiction—a daring, epic account bursting with gritty realism and exhilarating motion. Now this e-book package assembles the full series—Birth of an Empire, Lords of the Bow, Bones of the Hills, Empire of Silver, and Conqueror—sparing no aspect, from the good Khan’s first conquest and the heights of his unheard of empire, to his brutal ancestral legacy and the increase of Kublai Khan.
Around the English Channel, Napoleon has massed an exceptional invasion flotilla. English forces, less than Lord Nelson, are all yet paralyzed—not realizing the scale, power, or time of the overseas onslaught. In a bold undercover agent scheme to guard British beaches, Ramage is selected to plumb the secrets and techniques of the French, and the penalty for failure is the guillotine.
Retail ePub from February 2013, first time as an ebook
It's the summer time of 1942, and FBI agent Joe Lucas has come to Cuba on the behest of the Director to maintain a watch on Ernest Hemingway within the Caribbean. Lucas thinks of it as a demotion-a babysitting activity for a well-known author who has determined to play undercover agent, assembling a crew of misfits together with an American millionaire, a twelve-year-old Cuban orphan, a Spanish jai alai champion and extra in a would-be espionage ring Hemingway dubs the "Crook manufacturing unit. "
But whilst Hemingway uncovers a severe piece of intelligence that either threatens his existence and endangers the political panorama, the destiny of the unfastened international and the lifetime of one among its so much preeminent writers lies within the arms of the FBI's so much ruthless agent.
England 1643. ..
Fifteen-year-old Anna Moore discovers an vintage replicate that whisks her again in time to seventeenth-century England.
The 12 months is 1643 and the English Civil battle is underway. Anna unearths herself at Corfe fort with the Bankes kin while the citadel is laid siege. opposed to all odds, she is helping the relations safeguard the fort from insurgent forces who hopelessly outnumber them. what is going to occur and may Anna have the capacity to go back to her personal time?
Inspired via actual historic occasions, The Gilded replicate: Corfe fort, is a story that crosses centuries in time in the course of the forces of a mysterious replicate. it's a tale of friendship, braveness within the face of adversity, and the indomitable human spirit.
- The Fat Years: A Novel
- The Amalgamation Polka
- The Custom of the Army (Outlander Series, Book 2.5)
- The Wrangler's Inconvenient Wife (Wyoming Legacy, Book 3)
- Pasquale's Angel
Extra info for A Hard, Cruel Shore: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure
Qxp 8/1/08 9:32 AM Page 29 2 9 ond draft, a fiddler and a piper entered for their merriment and their money and, the piper having played less well than himself, raised Jacob’s spirits enough for him to join in the singing. When two women came in, the men called out their names with liquored glee. The bawds flounced a bit before choosing a lap to sit in. Jacob demurred when approached. He’d had enough, years ago, of brothels and the disorderly houses kept by wives of sailors at sea. The boyish recklessness that flooded him at Jublio did not extend to the sweet debauchery he had sought as a youth.
Not as ornate as D’Ortega’s. None of that pagan excess, of course, but fair. And pure, noble even, because it would not be compromised as Jublio was. Access to a fleet of free labor made D’Ortega’s leisurely life possible. qxp 8/1/08 a 9:32 AM Page 28 m e r c y rather than a four-post bed. Jacob sneered at wealth dependent on a captured workforce that required more force to maintain. Thin as they were, the dregs of his kind of Protestantism recoiled at whips, chains and armed overseers. He was determined to prove that his own industry could amass the fortune, the station, D’Ortega claimed without trading his conscience for coin.
Jacob winced. Flesh was not his commodity. Still, at his host’s insistence, he trailed him to the little sheds where D’Ortega interrupted their half day’s rest and ordered some two dozen or more to assemble in a straight line, including the boy who had watered Regina. The two men walked the row, inspecting. D’Ortega identifying talents, weaknesses and possibilities, but silent about the scars, the wounds like misplaced veins tracing their skin. One even had the facial brand required by local law when a slave assaulted a white man a second time.
A Hard, Cruel Shore: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure by Dewey Lambdin