Stand Into Danger

Stand Into Danger

(The Richard Bolitho adventures: 4): a gripping, action-packed adventure on the high seas from the master storyteller of the sea


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 - a real page turner!

'One of our foremost writers of naval fiction' - THE SUNDAY TIMES

'This is the third time I have started reading the Bolitho novels. Never get bored and especially not with this one' -- ***** Reader review
'The only downside of this book is when it ends'-- ***** Reader review
'I can't get enough of Bolitho'-- ***** Reader review
'I don't think there is a better writer in this genre.' -- ***** Reader review
'Action and intrigue all the way.' -- ***** Reader review

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...!

Richard Bolitho's adventures continue in In Gallant Company. Have you read Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger and Band of Brothers where his adventures begin?


  • One of our foremost writers of naval fiction.
    Sunday Times

About the author

Alexander Kent

Alexander Kent's great interest in the ships and men of the eighteenth century navy was aroused when he was still at school. Although he attended fleet reviews and explored modern warships and dockyards with his father, he found that the great days of square riggers and battles at close quarters captured his imagination. H.M.S. Victory, Nelson's flagship at Trafalgar, was always high on his list of regular visits.

He served in the Royal Navy as a young man, and saw action in the Battle of the Atlantic and other major theatres of war, but his first love of the great days of sail remained unshaken.

Now firmly established as a leading writer of authentic sea stories, he was the author of twenty-eight acclaimed books featuring Richard Bolitho. Under his own name, Douglas Reeman, and in the course of a career spanning forty-five years, he wrote over thirty novels and two non-fiction books. He died in January 2017.
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