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A Hard, Cruel Shore: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure (Alan Lewrie Naval…

by Dewey Lambdin

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Lewrie and his exploits continue to sustain this fine series. A Commodore now, merchant raiding along the coasts of the Iberian Peninsula keep the his ships in practice and fine fettle while adding modestly to their prize money. The books concludes nicely with an excellent battle scene as Lewrie and his small "Band of Brothers" take on four fine French Frigates. ( )
  jamespurcell | Feb 26, 2016 |
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"Dewey Lambdin is the reigning master of maritime fiction, celebrated as the heir to Patrick O'Brian and C.S. Forester. For over twenty years, his devoted fans have followed the adventures of Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, from his days as a midshipmen to captain of his own ship and, though on somewhat dubious grounds, a baronetcy. 1809 starts out badly for Captain Alan Lewrie, RN, and his ship, HMS Sapphire. They've extracted the sick, cold survivors of Sir John Moore's army from disaster at Corunna, got hit by lightning while escorting the army to England, and suffered a shattered mainmast which may end Lewrie's active commission if a replacement can't be found or fashioned soon; Admiralty needs troopships, not slow, old 4th Rate two-deckers, so Lewrie must beg, borrow, steal, and gild the facts most glibly if he wishes to keep her and her skilled crew together. Just when he imagines he's succeeded, new orders come appointing him a Commodore over a wee squadron assigned to prey upon French seaborne supply convoys off the treacherous North coast of Spain, better known as the "Costa da Morte," the Coast of Death, where the sea may be more dangerous to him and his ships than the French Navy! Basing out of newly-won Lisbon, where Lewrie hopes his mistress from Gibraltar, Maddalena Covilh might move, he's sure of one thing: it's going to be a rocky year that, hopefully, doesn't involve wrecking on the rugged shores of Spain!"--… (more)

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