Privateersman Harry Ludlow & his partner & brother, James, find that murder & intrigue take up more of their time than the hunt for fat trading vessels. Arriving in the squalid, seething port of Genoa, they find it a tinderbox of tension, fed by the discovery of a hanged British sea captain & packs of English & French sailors.
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DAVID DONACHIE was born in Edinburgh in 1944 and has had a variety of jobs, including selling everything from business machines to soap. He has always had an abiding interest in the naval history of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The author of a number of bestselling books, he know lives in Deal with his wife, the novelist Sarah Grazebrook and their two children.
Peter has been a working actor for over thirty years. In theatre he has played a wide range of roles, including rep all around the UK, and an active TV and film career. He has often chosen jobs involving travel. Most importantly (to him), Peter enjoyed a spell on the BBC Radio Rep. That all led to audiobooks, and his only regret about this is that he doesn't usually travel far to do it!
"Not content to outflank and outgun C. S. Forester with his vivid and accurate shipboard action, storm havoc and battle scenes, Donachie has made Ludlow the most compulsively readable amateur detective since Dick Francis' latest ex-jockey." —Cambrige Evening News
"High adventure and detection cunningly spliced." —Times of London Literary Review
"Skullduggery . . . rousing battles. Authenticity guaranteed: taste the salt and smell the powder. Donachie sails on without a rival in sight." —Times Literary Review
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Book Description Magna Large Print Books, 1995. Book Condition: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. No dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 4814967
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