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A Hard, Cruel Shore

An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure

Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures (Volume 22)

Author: Dewey Lambdin

A Hard, Cruel Shore

A Hard, Cruel Shore

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“You could get addicted to this series. Easily.”---The New York Times Book Review

The year 1809 starts out badly for Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, and his ship, HMS Sapphire....

Page Count
368
On Sale
02/02/2016

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“You could get addicted to this series. Easily.”---The New York Times Book Review

The year 1809 starts out badly for Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, and his ship, HMS Sapphire. They’ve extracted the sick, cold survivors of Sir John Moore’s army from disaster at Corunna, got hit by lightning while escorting the army to England, and suffered a shattered mainmast which may end Lewrie’s active commission if a replacement can’t be found or fashioned soon. Admiralty needs troopships, not slow, old Fourth Rate two-deckers, so Lewrie must beg, borrow, steal, and gild the facts most glibly if he wishes to keep her and her skilled crew together.

Just when he imagines he’s succeeded, new orders come appointing him a Commodore over a wee squadron assigned to prey upon French seaborne supply convoys off the treacherous north coast of Spain, better known as the Costa da Morte, the Coast of Death, where the sea may be more dangerous to him and his ships than the French Navy! Basing out of newly won Lisbon, where Lewrie hopes his mistress from Gibraltar, Maddalena Covilhá, might move, he’s sure of one thing: It's going to be a rocky year that, hopefully, doesn’t involve wrecking on the rugged shores of Spain!

Imprint Publisher

Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN

9781250030085

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Praise for the Alan Lewrie Series

“Stunning naval adventure, reeking of powder and mayhem. I wish I had written this series.”---Bernard Cornwell

“Check the log, shipmate: Dewey Lambdin has left Alexander Kent and C. S. Forester hull-down in an ocean of words and is closing on Patrick O’Brian as the most prolific historical novelist to celebrate a Royal Navy mariner during the age of sail.” ---The Washington Times

“Lambdin succeeds with high-seas action, bravado, and Lewrie’s characteristic antics, putting himself in good company with Julian Stockwin and Seth Hunter as worthy successors to the popular eighteenth- and nineteenth-century naval adventures of Forester, Kent, and Pope. . . . Lewrie is a delightfully randy and irreverent character, the perfect man to walk the quarterdeck of a Royal Navy frigate.”--- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A hugely entertaining naval adventure (á la Forester and O’Brian) with a different kind of protagonist. . . . Not merely a worthy entry in the very popular Lewrie series but a top-of-the-line naval adventure that can be thoroughly enjoyed by readers who’ve never met Captain Lewrie until now.”---Booklist

“The best naval adventure series since C. S. Forester.–”---Library Journal

“The brilliantly stylish American master of salty tongued British naval tales.”--- Kirkus Reviews

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A Hard, Cruel Shore

A Hard, Cruel Shore

$11.99

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