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The Hawk A Sea Story: Smalley, Peter

The Hawk A Sea Story

Smalley, Peter

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ISBN 10: 1846052440 / ISBN 13: 9781846052446
Published by Century 1, London, 2008
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First printing, hardcover. SIGNED and dated by the author on the title page. Minor bumps to top corners, still a tight fine copy in a fine unflawed dust jacket which is now protected in an archival cover. Appears to be an unused copy. Bookseller Inventory # 2607

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Title: The Hawk A Sea Story

Publisher: Century 1, London

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

1790 and England is on the cusp of war with Revolutionary France. The night-time Channel is the scene of intense smuggling activity and the passage of spies from one coast to another. Lieutenant James Hayter has achieved his heart's desire -- his first independent command, His Majesty's 'Hawk' cutter, 10 guns. She is swift enough to out sail even the fastest of the French contraband runners and she is Hayter's pride and joy. But his happiness is tempered by the knowledge that his former captain and friend, William Rennie, has been left on the beach after the failure of the Rabhet expedition the previous year. But it is not long before spymaster Sir Robert Greer disturbs Rennie's imposed retirement with a sinister and irrefutable offer that will see Rennie hastening to join his former subordinate in Portsmouth. Together they will have to tackle one of the most sensitive and dangerous missions of the phoney war, to intercept a contraband runner, the cutter 'Lark' and capture her captain, a disgraced Navy lieutenant. But as with all matters orchestrated by Greer, the mission is about a lot more than capturing a few barrels of brandy and a wanted criminal. In fact, it is soon evident that the very security of the nation depends on Rennie and Hayter's success.

About the Author:

Peter Smalley was born in Melbourne, Australia, and hails from a seafaring family. After an early career in advertising he became a screenwriter, broadcaster, and novelist. He lives in London with his wife, Clytie.

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