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Hostile Shores

Hostile Shores

An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure

Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures (Volume 19)

Dewey Lambdin

Thomas Dunne Books




"Lambdin is closing on Patrick O'Brian as the most prolific historical novelist to celebrate a Royal Navy mariner." —Washington Times

In 1805, with news of Admiral Nelson's death fresh on his mind, Captain Lewrie's HMS Reliant joins up in the voyage that will culminate in the Battle of Cape Town, in which the British wrested control of South Africa from the Dutch. In the wake of that victory, Lewrie heads west to South America, where Britain's attacks on Buenos Aires and other Spanish colonies have not been faring as well. But the worst is yet to come, and soon Lewrie will be facing a battle at sea that will put his naval career and life at risk.

Dewey Lambdin has been roundly praised as one of the best living novelists writing in the vein of Patrick O'Brian and C. S. Forester. In Hostile Shores he returns with an exciting, battle-heavy tale of life in the King's Navy, starring the rough-edged hero Captain Alan Lewrie.



A jaunt ashore would clear his head and provide a brief but welcome diversion from his new responsibility and worry, he was sure of it. It might even result in a dalliance with a young, bored, and attractive "grass widow",...


Praise for Hostile Shores

“Great naval action and deep historical detail in the vein of O'Brian and Forester.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“[Lewrie's] adventures here, as always, are rollicking good yarns, with authentic details and characters, a hero, his ship, and lots of excitement.” —The City Paper (Nashville, TN)

“Lewrie's a worthy shipmate for Aubrey and Hornblower.” —Kirkus Reviews on the Alan Lewrie Adventure Series

“Lewrie is an endearing character-hero, philanderer, smuggler, spy: a courageous naval officer unencumbered by high morals or indecision.” —Publishers Weekly on the Alan Lewrie Adventure Series

“You could get addicted to this series. Easily.” —The New York Times Book Review on the Alan Lewrie Adventure Series

“The best naval adventure series since C. S. Forester.” —Library Journal on the Alan Lewrie Adventure Series

“Stunning naval adventure, reeking of powder and mayhem. I wish I had written this series.” —Bernard Cornwell on the Alan Lewrie Adventure Series

“Lambdin is closing in on Patrick O'Brian as the most prolific historical novelist to celebrate a Royal Navy mariner.” —Washington Times on the Alan Lewrie Adventure Series

Reviews from Goodreads

About the author

Dewey Lambdin

DEWEY LAMBDIN is the author of eighteen previous Alan Lewrie novels. A member of the U.S. Naval Institute and a Friend of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, he spends his free time working and sailing. He makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee, but would much prefer Margaritaville or Murrells Inlet.

Dewey Lambdin

Photo: Grant “Sgt. Speed” Achepohl

Dewey Lambdin

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