A King's Trade: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Sep 5, 2006 - Fiction - 352 pages
2 Reviews
The powder-packed thirteenth installment in a classic naval adventure series.
 
Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, is just discovering the truth of the old adage that "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished!"
After a bout of Yellow Fever decimated the crew of Lewrie's HMS Proteus in 1797, it had seemed like a knacky idea to abscond with a dozen slaves from a coastal Jamaican plantation to help man his frigate, a grand jape on their purse-proud master and a righteous act, to boot. But now . . . two years later, the embittered Beauman clan at last suspects Lewrie of the deed. Slave-stealing is a hanging offense, and suddenly Alan Lewrie's neck is at risk of a fatal stretching!
Patrons finagle an official escape from Jamaica to England, where the nefarious and manipulative master Foreign Office spy, Zachariah Twigg, is just too nice and helpful to be credited on his behalf, arranging a long voyage even further out of the law's reach, to Cape Town and India, as escort to an East India Company convoy led by one of Lewrie's old captains, who still despises him worse than cold, boiled mutton!
To the Cape of Good Hope, where French cruisers prowl, where a British circus and theatrical troupe joins the convoy, just teeming with tempting female acrobats, nubile young bareback riders, and alluring "actresses" like the seductive but deadly archer, Eudoxia Durschenko!
It will take all Lewrie's shrewd guile, wit, low cunning, and steely self-control to worm his way out of trouble, this time, and keep his breeches chastely buttoned up to avoid even more troubles . . . or will he?
  

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Review: A King's Trade (Alan Lewrie #13)

User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

In light Lewrie's gathering problems, probably the best bet is for him to get out of country for awhile. This adventure adds some spice to the rather dismal and dull proceeding to escorting a convoy ... Read full review

Review: A King's Trade (Alan Lewrie #13)

User Review  - Joshua - Goodreads

I have read, I believe, all of the Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures with the exception of the latest, "In Troubled Waters," with great relish understanding that Alan Lewrie is somewhat of a rogue, to say ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
12
Section 4
25
Section 5
41
Section 6
50
Section 7
60
Section 8
67
Section 19
167
Section 20
173
Section 21
189
Section 22
200
Section 23
208
Section 24
213
Section 25
224
Section 26
229

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
90
Section 12
103
Section 13
111
Section 14
121
Section 15
129
Section 16
131
Section 17
147
Section 18
154
Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
254
Section 30
272
Section 31
297
Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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About the author (2006)

Dewey Lambdin is the author of twelve previous Alan Lewrie novels and an omnibus volume, For King and Country. A member of the U.S. Naval Institute and a Friend of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, Lambdin has been a sailor since 1976, and he spends his free time working and sailing. He makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee, but would much prefer Margaritaville or Murrell's Inlet.

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