The King's Marauder: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure
The year 1807 starts out badly for Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy. His frigate HMS Reliant has a new captain, he's living at his father's estate at Anglesgreen, among spiteful neighbors and family, and he's recovering from a wound suffered in the South Atlantic. At last there's a bright spot. Once he's fit, Admiralty awards him a new commission; not a frigate but a clumsy, slow, two-decker, Fourth Rate 50. Are his frigate days over for good?
Lewrie's ordered to Gibraltar, but Foreign Office Secret Branch's spies and manipulators have use for him, again! HMS Sapphire is the wrong ship for the task, raising chaos and mayhem along the Spanish coasts, and servicing agents and informers. And what he's ordered to do needs soldiers, landing craft, and a transport ship, all of which he doesn't have, and must find a way to finagle it all.
He could beg off and say that it's asking too much, but . . . Alan Lewrie is not a man to admit failure and defeat, and his quest might prove the most daunting of his long naval career.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DWWilkin - LibraryThing
This is the 20th adventure of Ram Cat Lewrie. We have a few action scenes, and some off camera because our hero has been at his trade for awhile and like most Captains who become Senior, have to take ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jamespurcell - LibraryThing
Another good entry in an excellent series. Alan Lewrie recovers from his wound, loses his beloved frigate and his current love interest but gains the command of a fifty gun warship. Off to Gibraltar ... Read full review