The King's Privateer

The King's Privateer

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1783: His Majesty's secret agent

Fresh from war in the Americas, young navy veteran Alan Lewrie finds London pure pleasure. Then, at Plymouth he boards the trading ship Telesto, to find out why merchantmen are disappearing in the East Indies. Between the pungent shores of Calcutta and teaming Canton, Lewrie-reunited with his scoundrel father-discovers a young French captain, backed by an armada of Mindanaon pirates, on a plundering rampage. While treaties tie the navy's hands, a King's privateer is free to plunge into the fire and blood of a dirty little war on the high South China Sea.

Ladies' man, officer, and rogue, Alan Lewrie is the ultimate man of adventure. In the worthy tradition of Hornblower, Aubrey, and Maturin, his exploits echo with the sounds of crowded ports and the crash of naval warfare.
ISBN: 9780449224519


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Aug 26, 2016

This has been my 1st Alan Lewrie story. By chapter 6 I had learnt how Alan likes to keep a breast of fashion, as one must to be a man of standing & I learnt that he thinks woman are for pleasuring & he must please as many as he can. He's not really hero material for me. I realised that before he got anywhere near a boat so left him to it.

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