Hostile Shores: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure

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Macmillan, Feb 26, 2013 - Fiction - 368 pages
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"Lambdin is closing on Patrick O'Brian as the most prolific historical novelist to celebrate a Royal Navy mariner." --Washington Times

In 1805, with news of Admiral Nelson's death fresh on his mind, Captain Lewrie's HMS Reliant joins up in the voyage that will culminate in the Battle of Cape Town, in which the British wrested control of South Africa from the Dutch. In the wake of that victory, Lewrie heads west to South America, where Britain's attacks on Buenos Aires and other Spanish colonies have not been faring as well. But the worst is yet to come, and soon Lewrie will be facing a battle at sea that will put his naval career and life at risk.

Dewey Lambdin has been roundly praised as one of the best living novelists writing in the vein of Patrick O'Brian and C. S. Forester. In Hostile Shores he returns with an exciting, battle-heavy tale of life in the King's Navy, starring the rough-edged hero Captain Alan Lewrie.


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User Review  - DWWilkin - LibraryThing

The Lewrie series continues and yet here, once more, in a year when we could have had one more close encounter at Trafalgar for a naval hero, we miss that battle. We hear about it, as one might have ... Read full review

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User Review  - jamespurcell - LibraryThing

Having already been present and sometimes a participant in most of this era's sea battles. Lewrie fills in his slack time by jaunting off to Capetown. He participates in the invasion and capture of Cape Town Read full review

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DEWEY LAMBDIN is the author of eighteen previous Alan Lewrie novels. A member of the U.S. Naval Institute and a Friend of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, he spends his free time working and sailing. He makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee, but would much prefer Margaritaville or Murrells Inlet.

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