St. Martin's Griffin
Troubled Waters is the fourteenth tale in Dewey Lambdin's classic naval adventure series.
It is the spring of 1800. Captain Alan Lewrie, fresh from victory in the South Atlantic, is back in England and fitting out his new frigate, the HMS Savage. But true to fashion, Lewrie can't stay ashore too long with out trouble arising. A Jamaican court has tried him in absentia and sentenced him to hang for the theft of a dozen Black slaves. The vengeful slave-owner has made his way to London to seek Lewrie's end . . . with or without the majesty of the law!
To complicate matters further, Lewrie must also deal with allegations that he is a faithless rakehell, his wife has informed through anonymous letters. Despite shoreside legal matters, Lewrie takes the Savage on King's business to Sou'west France to plug the threat of enemy warships, privateers, and neutrals smuggling goods in and out of Bordeaux. It could be dull and plodding dreariness, but a bored Captain Alan Lewrie, safe in his post (for the moment), can be a dangerous fellow to his country's foes . . . if only to relieve the tedium!
Praise for Dewey Lambdin and the Alan Lewrie series
“You could get addicted to this series. Easily.” --The New York Times Book Review
“The brilliantly stylish American master of salty-tongued British naval tales.” --Kirkus Reviews
“The best naval adventure series since C. S. Forester.” --Library Journal
“Lewrie is a marvelous creation, resourceful and bold.” --James L. Nelson, author of the Revolution at Sea Saga
“[A] rousing series of nautical adventures." --Booklist