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Hostile Shores

Hostile Shores

An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure

Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures (Volume 19)

Dewey Lambdin

St. Martin's Griffin



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Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, was having a good year in the summer of 1805, commanding a small squadron of sloops in pursuit of French and Spanish privateers, till rumors of a huge French fleet at sea brought fears of invasion to tranquil Nassau in the Bahamas. He must defend the port, no matter the odds, at the risk of his very life!

Relieved and reinforced at the last moment, he is off for a welcome return to England, where only very creative truth twisting can gain Lewrie fresh orders to the South Atlantic. Under mercurial Commodore Sir Home Riggs Popham, Lewrie and the Reliant frigate set off to retake the Cape of Good Hope from the Dutch, allied with France.

But after that grand adventure, Popham's ambitions get the better of him. And Lewrie soon discovers that 1806 might be no better than 1805!



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.” —The 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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