Sloop of War
The year is 1778, the ship is the 18-gun HMS Sparrow, England's finest sloop of war, and the Captain is Richard Bolitho, sailing his command into the fury of battle. The American Revolution has turned the Atlantic coast into a refuge for privateers and marauding French warships, and it is up to young Bolitho to fight the colonial rebels, to stave off the treachery of a beautiful woman, and to overcome the dangerous incompetence of a senior officer before it is too late.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Chris_El - LibraryThing
A good read. I picked this up Saturday after a soccer game and it kept me awake. It was odd when it skipped a couple years from one chapter to another (I checked to see if their were pages missing but ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - losloper - LibraryThing
As the French enter the American War of Independence in earnest, young Richard Bolitho is given his first command, "Sparrow" - a fast, well-armed fighting sloop. At last he has the chance to prove his abilities as a junior captain. But he faces other challenges too. Read full review