A Baltic Affair

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IndieGo Publishing LLC, 2012 - Fiction - 370 pages
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Captain Petroc Gray, commander of the ship-rigged sloop of war, HMS Kestrel, is drawn into diplomacy, intrigue, and espionage when he rescues the Freiherr von Dieffenbach and his family off the island of Rugen in the Baltic. The Freiherr is an important and valuable connection in the struggle to beat the Napoleonic Continental blockade of British trade, and his daughter, Silke, is a delightful young woman with a quick wit, brilliant intelligence, and a keen eye for observing the events unfolding around them. The ever-changing political alliances of the Northern European and Scandinavian states-war, sea battles, storms, death, and Napoleon's "hundred days" leading to the defeat at Waterloo-all conspire to frustrate Petroc's intention to seek Silke's hand in marriage, right to the last. But Petroc isn't one to be easily defeated, whether he is navigating the open seas or matters of the heart, and Silke stands bright and strong in his life like a beacon in a safe harbour."

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About the author (2012)

Patrick Cox is a published technical author and a retired firefighter and lecturer after thirty-six years of soot, heat, blood, sweat, and laughter. He is a Licensed Minister in the Church of England, and is the author of the Harry Heron series, a collection of books centered on a trio of boys plucked from the Napoleonic Wars and thrust into an otherworldly adventure of spaceships and aliens.

Janet Angelo is a longtime freelance editor and the publisher of IndieGo Publishing. She produces books that are well written, perfectly edited, beautifully designed, and distributed worldwide as print books and ebooks. Many authors have praised Janet as the best editor they've ever worked with.

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