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King, Ship, and Sword: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure (Paperback)

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    December, 1801. The Peace of Amiens ends the long war with Napoleon Bonaparte’s France, but Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, is appalled by its consequences. What is a dashing and successful frigate captain to do with hims......more

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December, 1801. The Peace of Amiens ends the long war with Napoleon Bonaparte’s France, but Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, is appalled by its consequences. What is a dashing and successful frigate captain to do with himself ashore on half-pay? And where will Lewrie twiddle his thumbs until the war begins again, as he’s sure it will? Rejoin his wife and in-laws who (mostly) despise him like the Devil hates Holy Water, on his rented farm in Surrey? Peace and domesticity are hellish hard on the rakehells!
Yet by the spring of 1802, Lewrie and his Caroline have somewhat reconciled and are off to make a go of a second honeymoon—in Paris, France, of all places! There, Lewrie finds himself rubbing shoulders with soldiers, spies, and even First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte himself. When Lewrie can’t help spurring Napoleon into a “kick-furniture” rage, he and Caroline must flee for their lives.
When war breaks out again in May of 1803, Lewrie has fresh orders, a new frigate, and a chance to punish and pursue the French, but it’s no longer for duty or king and country—now it’s personal!

DEWEY LAMBDIN is the author of fifteen 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's been a sailor since 1976). He makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee, but would much prefer Margaritaville or Murrells Inlet.

Author:
Lambdin, Dewey
Genre:
FICTION / Action & Adventure
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
358
Language:
English
Publisher:
Griffin
Publish Date:
01/04/2011
Copyright Year:
2011
ISBN:
9780312668198
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.5 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
0.7 lb
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