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McBooks Press, Mar 1, 2007 - Fiction - 319 pages
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In this seventh book of the series, Thomas Kydd is master of his own brig-sloop Teazer and he must race the clock to make her battle-ready to defend Malta against Barbary pirates and the French, who are frantically trying to rescue the remnants of their army in the Levant. Suddenly, peace is declared, and the young captain finds himself ashore. To make ends meet, he agrees to transport convicts to Australia. Little does he know that his friend Renzi, weakened by illness and embittered with the service, is also bound for that colony as a settler. There they will be forced to face their deepest fears and prove themselves against all odds.

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User Review  - Xanderxavier - LibraryThing

For fans of naval fiction this title offers a bit of everything that appeals, another primo book in the wonderful Kydd Saga, If ye not read a book in it before, I recommend starting at the beginning you won't be disappointed Read full review

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Julian Stockwin is a graduate of TS (Training Ship) Indefatigable, a sea-training school. He joined the British Navy at age 15 and retired from the Royal Navy Reserve with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He is the author of The Kydd Sea Adventures series, which includes Mutiny, Quarterdeck, and Tenacious.

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