A Hard, Cruel Shore

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Ebook ISBN: 9781800321496

The Coast of Death is beckoning to Captain Alan Lewrie...

The year 1809 starts out badly for Lewrie and his ship, HMS Sapphire. They've extracted the sick, cold survivors of Sir John Moore's army from disaster at Corunna, got hit by lightning while escorting the army to England, and suffered a shattered mainmast which may end Lewrie's active commission if a replacement can't be found or fashioned soon.

Then new orders come appointing him a Commodore over a small squadron assigned to prey upon French seaborne supply convoys off the treacherous north coast of Spain, better known as the Costa da Morte, the Coast of Death, where the sea may be more dangerous to him and his ships than the French Navy!

Based out of newly won Lisbon, where Lewrie hopes his mistress from Gibraltar, Maddalena Covilhá, might move, he's sure of one thing: it's going to be a rocky year.

Number twenty-two in the Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures, A Hard, Cruel Shore is perfect for fans of Patrick O'Brian, Julian Stockwin and C.S. Forester.



The Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures

Cover of The King’s Coat Cover of The French Admiral Cover of The King's Commission Cover of The King's Privateer Cover of The Gun Ketch Cover of H.M.S. Cockerel Cover of A King's Commander Cover of Jester's Fortune Cover of The King's Captain Cover of Sea of Grey Cover of Havoc's Sword Cover of The Captain's Vengeance Cover of A King's Trade Cover of Troubled Waters Cover of The Baltic Gambit Cover of King, Ship, and Sword Cover of The Invasion Year Cover of Reefs and Shoals Cover of Hostile Shores Cover of The King’s Marauder Cover of Kings and Emperors Cover of A Hard, Cruel Shore Cover of A Fine Retribution Cover of An Onshore Storm