The Calypso and her captain, Lord Nicholas Ramage, venture further into the French-dominated waters of the Mediterranean on an Admiralty mission to sink, burn, and destroy. Aiming to confuse and distract the enemy, Ramage and his men find themselves isolated and outnumbered as they take on the might of Napoleon's fleet.
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Ramage discovers the French semaphore system and uses it to his great advantage. Excellent series, sometimes based upon actual events. Always a good story with interesting characters, puzzling ... Read full review
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