Perfect for fans of Patrick O'Brian and C. S. Forester, this is an enthralling, edge-of-your-seat maritime tale from multi-million copy seller Alexander Kent.
'One of our foremost writers of naval fiction' SUNDAY TIMES
1774: Bolitho is now a newly appointed third lieutenant joining the 28-gun frigate Destiny at Plymouth. It is a far step from midshipman's berth to wardroom - and, at a time when most of the fleet is laid up, Bolitho is considered fortunate.
Bolitho's promotion is tinged by personal sadness, but his new captain soon points out that Bolitho's loyalty is to him, the ship and His Britannic Majesty - in that order.
Despatched on a secret mission far south to Rio and then to the Caribbean, Destiny and her company face the hazards of conspiracy, treason and piracy - and, as the little ship sails on, Bolitho has to learn how to accept his new responsibilities as a King's officer, all amid broadside battles at sea and the clash of swords in hand-to-hand actions.
Bolitho's adventures continue in In Gallant Company. Have you read Midshipman Bolitho and Band of Brothers, where his adventures begin?
REAL READER REVIEWS:
'This is the third time I have started reading the Bolitho novels. Never get bored and especially not with this one'
'The only downside of this book is when it ends'
'I can't get enough of Bolitho'
'I don't think there is a better writer in this genre.'
'Action and intrigue all the way.'
One of our foremost writers of naval fiction.