The Gun Ketch (Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures)

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9780449224502: The Gun Ketch (Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures)

"You could get addicted to this series. Easily."
--The New York Times Book Review
1788--Bahamas Squadron . . .
A fighter, rogue, and ladies man, Alan Lewrie has done the unthinkable and gotten himself hitched--to a woman and a ship! The woman is the lovely Caroline Chiswick. The ship is the gun ketch, Alacrity, bound for the Bahamas and a bloody game of cat and mouse with the pirates who ply the lunatic winds there. But while war comes naturally to the young husband, politics doesn't. Sure that a powerful Bahamian merchant is behind a scourge of piracy, Lewrie runs afoul of the Royal Governor--who holds the most precious hostage of all. . . .
From the windswept Carolinas to the exotic East Indies, Alan Lewrie fights and frolics with all the wild abandon of the high seas themselves. He's a true swashbuckling naval hero in the age of great sailing ships.
"Grand, satisfying . . . Fans as well as newcomers will relish Lambdin's unerring depiction of Navy politicking, the niceties of Nassau society . . . and, in fact, all the rich details of late-18th-century life at sea and shore."
--PublishersWeekly
"Hair-raising action . . . Fascinating . . . Grandly entertaining."
--The Flint Journal
"Recommended . . . Lambdin's work is comparable to that of masters such as C. S. Forester."
--Library Journal

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It’s 1786 and Alan Lewrie has his own ship at last, the Alacrity. Small but deadly, Alacrity prowls the waters of the Caribbean, protecting British merchants from pirates. But Lewrie is still the same old rakehell he always was. Scandal sets tongues wagging in the Bahamas as the young captain thumbs his nose at propriety and makes a few well-planned conquests on land before sailing off to take on Calico Jack Finney, the boldest pirate in the Caribbean.

Grand, satisfying . . . Fans as well as newcomers will relish Lambdin’s unerring depiction of Navy politicking, the niceties of Nassau society . . . and, in fact, all the rich details of late–18th-century life at sea and shore."
—Publishers Weekly

Recommended . . . Lambdin’s work is comparable to that of masters such as C. S. Forrester."
—Library Journal

"You could get addicted to this series. Easily."
—New York Times Book Review

About the Author:

Dewey Lambdin, a self-described navy brat, has been a sailor since 1976, with a special taste for cruising the Gulf of Mexico in his sloop. He is the author of the seven Alan Lewrie novels: The King’s Coat, The French Admiral, The King’s Commission, The King’s Privateer, The Gun Ketch, H.M.S. Cockerel, and A King’s Commander. A member of the Naval Institute, Dewey Lambdin makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee.

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