Falcon's Revenge: A Nathan Beauchamp of the Royal Navy Novel

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Trafford Publishing, 2003 - Fiction - 231 pages
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The Peace of Amiens has ended.

Nathan Beauchamp is ordered home for reassignment to the rebuilding fleet.

He has missed the packet so must return as first officer on the Brig HMS Sampson. As the damaged Sampson sinks, Nate captures the attacking Privateer cutter Bateuse and discovers the privateers began attacking British shipping prior to the start of the war; that makes them Pirates. He also learns the pirates have an encampment on a nearby island.

Nate decides to attack the camp. A cutting out expedition results in the capture of the renegade leader Roseau.

Roseau's captured ship, the Vipere, is taken into the King's Navy. Her original name HMS Falcon is restored due to politics, and Roseau is exchanged to the French for an influential Kingston plantation owner.

Soon Roseau takes up his old trade once more.

Admiral Skinner recruits Nathan for one more mission.

 

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Contents

Orders for Home
1
HMS Sampson
17
The Storm
32
The Sea Devil
43
The Plan
56
The Vipere
64
Dexter Island
83
Lucky Nate Beauchamp
104
Kingston
137
A Kings Ship
157
Weavers Bite
176
A Kings Man
195
Martinique
209
Sweet Farewells
225
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About the author (2003)

Joseph was born February 16, 1950 in Jacksonville, Florida. He started life as the son of a commercial fisherman. His father first took him to sea at age four. He spent his early youth on the shrimping grounds of St.Augustine, Cape Canaveral and Key West, Florida. Usually the fishing boats only went to sea in good weather but one trip caught the boat on the edge of a hurricane. The adults were frightened but for a seven year old, tied in the wheelhouse chair, riding the 30-foot waves and sliding downward into the trough between the waves was like a ride at a carnival. The happiest times of Joseph's childhood were on those trips to the fishing grounds.

Joseph was adopted at age eleven and settled into a life ashore. His love of the sea never died. He visited the local docks talking to the fishermen almost every day. Joseph read every nautical book he could get his hands on and watched every movie about the sea, from pirates and age of sail to the modern stories of WWII. His heroes were the great ships and the men who sailed them. Eventually the call of the sea was too strong. Joseph ran away in his senior year of high school to join the US Navy.

Joseph spent two enlistments in the Navy where he made two cruises on the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy that took him to the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the Mediterranean and Caribbean Sea. He visited ports steeped in nauticl history in France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Scotland and Jamaica.

Joseph never lost his love of the sea and sea stories. He has read all of C.S. Forester, Patrick O'Brien, Alexander Kent, Dudley Pope and dozens of other author's sea stories. He read so many, so fast, that they could not be published fast enough. He would wait for months for the latest book to be published.

Joseph's wife, Chris, persuaded him to write his own sea stories while waiting for Alexander Kent's Second to None to be released. He started writing as a naval officer at the Hart of Oaks role playing site on line, where he created Nathan Beauchamp, a British Naval officer in 1803. Soon the role playing was not enough. Joseph researched British naval histories and started to write the Nathan Beauchamp series.

With his books Joseph has provided the reader with a fast paces, action filled, sea story without the great detail to ship and sail handling found in most books of this genre. His style provides new readers an entry to the much more detailed books of the great authors whose work he loves. Forester, Kent, Pope, O'Brien, White, Nelson and so many more have provided him with many hours of reading pleasure as their protagonists waged war in the age of sail.

Joseph hopes his readers will enjoy the Nathan Beauchamp series as much as he enjoys writing it.

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