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Our rakish hero, Alan Lewrie, is in trouble with his wife, condemned by his daughter, and out of favor with the Admiralty. He is lucky enough to receive a command position on an expedition to the West Indies, there to suppress a bloodthirsty slave rebellion led by Toussaint L'Ouverture, the future father of Haitian independence. In Haiti, L'Ouverture's forces are sacking plantations and slaughtering whites and mulattoes. The French make a hasty compact with the English, as only the English have the strength required to stop L'Ouverture and his general Dessalines. Needless to say, Lewrie finds plenty of engagements, both of the naval and the romantic kind; between white-hot battles, a bevy of international beauties sees to his every fleshly comfort. Author Lambdin puts the "buckle" in "swashbuckle".
©2002 Dewey Lambdin; (P)2003 Books on Tape, Inc.
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"The lively pace and white-knuckle battle scenes should make this another winner." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Blackmac on 12-13-07

Solid Nautical Fiction Book

If you are are nautical fiction fan, you won't be disappointed with this audiobook. The narrator does an excellent job of bringing the characters to life with a variety of accents -British, American, French, Jamaican etc. As an avid reader of this genre, there is no comparison to P. O'Brian's masterpieces but this is a good adventure that will give you a glimpse of life in the Royal Navy in the late 1700s. The only compliant I had with this one is that I felt as if I had intruded into the middle of the author's character development for Captain Lewrie. This was indeed the 10th book in the series for this character! Wish audible would have started with the first one.

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By James Petersen on 12-28-04

Another fine author for the RN junkie

Dewey Lambdin helps to fill the void left by the passing of Patrick O'Brien. His adventures (and misadventures) of Alan Lewrie, RN ring a familiar note for the die hard devotee of the Royal Navy and the exploits of its officers and men during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic period. I think what makes reading these stories particularly enjoyable is the knowledge that no matter how audacious the actions of the heroes, they are usually based on events that actually happened and were recorded in logs and diaries by the officers who participated in them.

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