Halfhyde at the Bight of Benin
It's the 1890s and Royal Navy Lieutenant St Vincent Halfhyde finds himself out of favor with the Navy and on half-pay ashore when he is summoned to the Admiralty. His mission: to sail to the Bight of Benin in West Africa and spy on the not-so-secret Russian presence there. As a Russian speaker who is familiar with Benin, Halfhyde is confident he's the man for the job--until he runs into Admiral Prince Gorsinski, cousin of the Czar and Halfhyde's former jailer.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
aboard Admiral Admiralty ahead armed asked Aurora baulk of timber bayonets beard Bella Bight of Benin Board of Admiralty boats bosun's British cabin Camden Town Captain Fitzsimmons Commander Cotterrell cruiser damned deserter door eyes face fire Fishtown Flag Captain Flag Lieutenant flagship Fleet fo'c'sle Gibraltar Grand Duke Alexis Gulf of Guinea gunroom guns half-pay Halfhyde and Runcorn Halfhyde gave Halfhyde laughed Halfhyde looked Halfhyde nodded Halfhyde saw Halfhyde shrugged Halfhyde smiled Halfhyde's hand head heard jetty Lieutenant Halfhyde MacDougall Mavitty mess midship midshipman Midshipman Runcorn moved mutineers naval navigating bridge Navy Number once orders patrol petty officer port Prince Gorsinski quarterdeck Rear-Admiral revolver Reznichenko rifles Romanov sailors saluted seamen Senhora da Luz sentry ship ship's shout silence sound squadron St Petersburg St Vincent Halfhyde starboard stared steam surf trade turned upper deck voice wardroom wart wart's watch whisky word