Success to the Brave
Spring 1802, and the Peace Treaty of Amiens, signed only a few weeks earlier, is already showing signs of collapse. Britain and France wrangle over the return of colonial possessions won and lost during their long, bloody war and in the little 64-gun Achates, Vice-Admiral Richard Bolitho sails for America and the Caribbean.
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A naval adventure featuring Richard Bolitho, who is summoned to the Admiralty in order to receive his commission for a difficult and thankless task in the Caribbean. Read full review
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aboard Achates Adam admiral Allday Allday's anchor barge Beaulieu River Belinda beneath boat boatswain Bolitho felt Bolitho heard Bolitho knew Bolitho looked Bolitho nodded Bolitho saw Bolitho smiled Bolitho thought Bolitho turned Bolitho walked Bolitho watched boom brigantine cabin canvas captain Chase cheer command coxswain Crocker cutlass deck door Duncan enemy eyes face Falmouth Fane fight fire flag forecastle fortress French frigate gangway glanced glass grinned gun-deck guns hands harbour island Keen looked Keen nodded Keen's King's ship Knocker lieutenant marines master midshipman Mountsteven moved musket Napier never officer Ozzard peered poop Quantock quarterdeck RICHARD BOLITHO rigging Rivers Robina Royal Marines sailors sails San Felipe seamen seemed Sheaffe ship's shot shouted side Sir Humphrey smoke Spanish Sparrowhawk stared stern windows stood strode sunlight sword topgallant sails tried tumblehome Tuson Tyrrell Tyrrell's uncle vice-admiral voice waiting wanted wind wounded yards yawl yelled Yovell