Book Three of the Reluctant Adventures of Lieutenant Martin Jerrold
August, 1806. When you have just offended some of the most powerful men in England there are two options: you can stand firm, or you can run.
Which is why Martin Jerrold soon finds himself sailing away across the Atlantic Ocean as fast as the wind can carry him.
In the employ of Britain’s Secret Office, Jerrold is sent to America on a simple mission. With serious rumors of a threatening conspiracy brewing, the government is in desperate need of help and Jerrold is their man. His task is simple: infiltrate the conspirators and stop them at all costs.
Leaving the shores of England, his journey will take him across pirate-infested seas, through the American wilderness, and down the mighty Mississippi River. Enemies are ranged against him---agents of Spain and America are trying to kill him, and the plotters are growing suspicious of his intentions. Then there is the lovely Miss Lyell, who seems to have her own plans for Lieutenant Jerrold.
His instructions ring in his ears: find out what the conspirators intend and stop it. But as each bumbling step takes Jerrold further into danger, he slowly realizes that his very presence within the conspiracy could be the spark that ignites a disastrous war between England and America.
The stakes are high---the entire future of Britain’s war against Napoleon rests in his not-so-capable hands. One wrong move and the consequences would be catastrophic, even by Jerrold’s own lamentable standards.
Having earned praise as a “robust storyteller,” Edwin Thomas once again creates fun, humor, and misadventure in Lieutenant Martin Jerrold and his sea-to-shore antics in this thrilling third book in his delightful series.
Praise for The Chains of Albion
“Thomas is a robust storyteller, with a shipshape plot that would please any mariner. Fast-moving, suspenseful fun.” ---Kirkus Reviews
“The Chains of Albion is a cracking book. Fast paced, exciting, and funny.”
---Conn Iggulden, author of the bestselling Emperor series
“[The Chains of Albion] will fill the gaping hole stoved in the timbers of the sea-saga genre by the sad death of Patrick O’Brian. . . . Jerrold swashes his buckles and splices his mainbraces to good effect.” ---Scotland on Sunday
“Rip roaring . . . a rollicking yarn with razor-sharp dialogue, introducing a hilarious protagonist.” ---Good Book Guide
Praise for The Blighted Cliffs
“This is a great book, exciting and utterly unique. Thomas has created in Lieutenant Martin Jerrold someone whom the reader of nautical fiction has never seen before---a character we love despite ourselves, and despite his many faults. For the lover of naval fiction, historical fiction, mysteries, this book has it all.” ---James L. Nelson, author of Reign of Iron: The Story of the First Battling Ironclads, the Monitor and the Merrimack and the Revolution at Sea Saga
“Well-researched, charmingly outrageous debut. Enchanted readers loath to say bon voyage will impatiently await the sequel.”
--- Publishers Weekly