By Dewey Lambdin
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The yr 1809 starts off out badly for Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal military, and his send, HMS Sapphire. They’ve extracted the ill, chilly survivors of Sir John Moore’s military from catastrophe at Corunna, acquired hit via lightning whereas escorting the military to England, and suffered a shattered mainmast which could finish Lewrie’s lively fee if a alternative can’t be discovered or formed quickly. Admiralty wishes troopships, now not gradual, previous Fourth price two-deckers, so Lewrie needs to beg, borrow, thieve, and gild the proof so much glibly if he needs to maintain her and her expert staff together.
Just while he imagines he’s succeeded, new orders come appointing him a Commodore over a wee squadron assigned to prey upon French seaborne offer convoys off the treacherous north coast of Spain, larger referred to as the Costa da Morte, the Coast of loss of life, the place the ocean can be extra harmful to him and his ships than the French military! Basing out of newly received Lisbon, the place Lewrie hopes his mistress from Gibraltar, Maddalena Covilhá, may perhaps movement, he’s definite of 1 factor: It's going to be a rocky yr that, expectantly, doesn’t contain wrecking at the rugged shorelines of Spain!
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A Hard, Cruel Shore: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure by Dewey Lambdin