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Dewey Lambdin,: King, Ship and Sword

King, Ship and Sword


December, 1801. The Peace of Amiens ends the long war with Napoleon Bonaparte's France, but Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, is appalled by its consequences. What is a dashing and successful frigate captain to "do" with himself ashore on half-pay? And "where" will Lewrie twiddle his thumbs until the war begins again, as he's sure it will? Rejoin his wife and in-laws who (mostly) despise him like the Devil hates Holy Water, on his rented farm in Surrey? Peace and domesticity are hellish hard on the rakehells! Yet by the spring of 1802, Lewrie and his Caroline have "somewhat" reconciled and are off to make a go of a second honeymoon in Paris, France, of all places! There, Lewrie finds himself rubbing shoulders with soldiers, spies, and even First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte himself. When Lewrie "can't help" spurring Napoleon into a "kick-furniture" rage, he and Caroline must flee for their lives. When war breaks out again in May of 1803, Lewrie has fresh orders, a new frigate, and a chance to punish and pursue the French, but it's no longer for duty or king and country now it's personal!"

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Author: Dewey Lambdin,
Number of Pages: 358 pages
Published Date: 04 Jan 2011
Publisher: Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
Publication Country: New York, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9780312668198
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