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The King S Coat

Author : Dewey Lambdin
ISBN : 0449003604
Genre : Fiction
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The classic eighteenth-century naval adventure series featuring Alan Lewrie returns to print with its first episode, in which the seventeen-year-old pleasure-seeker sets sail for the wartorn Americas. Reprint. LJ. K. NYT.

The King S Marauder

Author : Dewey Lambdin
ISBN : 9781250030054
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Ordered to conduct raids along the Spanish coast to address growing discontent in the spring of 1807, Captain Lewrie finds the mission complicated by an incompetent officer, a lurking Secret Branch agent and violent adversaries. 40,000 first printing.

A King S Trade

Author : Dewey Lambdin
ISBN : 1429966459
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The powder-packed thirteenth installment in a classic naval adventure series. Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, is just discovering the truth of the old adage that "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished!" After a bout of Yellow Fever decimated the crew of Lewrie's HMS Proteus in 1797, it had seemed like a knacky idea to abscond with a dozen slaves from a coastal Jamaican plantation to help man his frigate, a grand jape on their purse-proud master and a righteous act, to boot. But now . . . two years later, the embittered Beauman clan at last suspects Lewrie of the deed. Slave-stealing is a hanging offense, and suddenly Alan Lewrie's neck is at risk of a fatal stretching! Patrons finagle an official escape from Jamaica to England, where the nefarious and manipulative master Foreign Office spy, Zachariah Twigg, is just too nice and helpful to be credited on his behalf, arranging a long voyage even further out of the law's reach, to Cape Town and India, as escort to an East India Company convoy led by one of Lewrie's old captains, who still despises him worse than cold, boiled mutton! To the Cape of Good Hope, where French cruisers prowl, where a British circus and theatrical troupe joins the convoy, just teeming with tempting female acrobats, nubile young bareback riders, and alluring "actresses" like the seductive but deadly archer, Eudoxia Durschenko! It will take all Lewrie's shrewd guile, wit, low cunning, and steely self-control to worm his way out of trouble, this time, and keep his breeches chastely buttoned up to avoid even more troubles . . . or will he?

The King S Commission

Author : Dewey Lambdin
ISBN : 1590137663
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Fresh from duty on the frigate Desperate in her fight with the French Capricieuse off St. Kitts, Midshipman Alan Lewrie passes his examination board for Lieutenancy and finds himself commissioned first officer of the brig o'war Shrike. There's time for some dalliance with the fair sex, and then Lieutenant Lewrie must be off to patrol the North American coast and attempt to bring the Muskogees and Seminoles onto the British side against the American rebels (frolic with an Indian maiden is just part of the mission). Then it's back to the Caribbean, to sail beside Captain Horatio Nelson in the Battle for Turks Island. Naval officer and rogue, Alan Lewrie is a man of his times and a hero for all times. His equals are Hornblower, Aubrey, and Maturin--sailors beloved by readers all over the world.

King S Captain

Author : Dewey Lambdin
ISBN : 0312305087
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Promoted to frigate captain after proving himself in the Battle of Cape St. Vincent, Alan Lewrie soon finds himself under Spanish guns again as he confronts a mutiny that rages through the British fleet and the reappearance of an old enemy. By the author of Jester's Fortune. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Hostile Shores

Author : Dewey Lambdin
ISBN : 9781250028839
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"Lambdin is closing on Patrick O'Brian as the most prolific historical novelist to celebrate a Royal Navy mariner." —Washington Times In 1805, with news of Admiral Nelson's death fresh on his mind, Captain Lewrie's HMS Reliant joins up in the voyage that will culminate in the Battle of Cape Town, in which the British wrested control of South Africa from the Dutch. In the wake of that victory, Lewrie heads west to South America, where Britain's attacks on Buenos Aires and other Spanish colonies have not been faring as well. But the worst is yet to come, and soon Lewrie will be facing a battle at sea that will put his naval career and life at risk. Dewey Lambdin has been roundly praised as one of the best living novelists writing in the vein of Patrick O'Brian and C. S. Forester. In Hostile Shores he returns with an exciting, battle-heavy tale of life in the King's Navy, starring the rough-edged hero Captain Alan Lewrie.

A Hard Cruel Shore

Author : Dewey Lambdin
ISBN : 9781250030085
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“You could get addicted to this series. Easily.”---The New York Times Book Review The year 1809 starts out badly for Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, 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 Fourth 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 Covilhá, 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!

The King S Commission

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From Publishers Weekly Fans garnered by Alan Lewrie (in The King's Coat and The French Admiral ) will gladly follow the 19-year-old scamp in his latest maritime adventure. In 1783, three years after being forced into the Royal Navy, Alan has risen to first lieutenant on the brig Shrike. Commanded by 50-year veteran Lt. Lilycrop, the brig does brisk business in taking French and Spanish prizes in the Caribbean. Learning seamanship under Lilycrop, Alan grudgingly realizes he enjoys the Navy. He continues to enjoy women: jolly war-widow Dolly; voracious adulteress Betty; sweet Indian maid Rabbit; rich, pretty and dumb Lucy (the last, chastely). An attempt to enlist Indian allies in West Florida ends badly and bloodily but with kudos for Alan. Horatio Nelson appears in a rare defeat and the book ends with the crusty Lilycrop's delivering a nicely sentimental, stiff-upper-lip farewell and Alan's taking command of Shrike. Lots of nautical color, especially war's gore and "the usual human odors" aboard crowded ships, accompany Alan's good-natured journey through admiralty policies and politics. Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal This third book of Lambdin's sea adventures takes Alan Lewrie, the reluctant naval officer, to the Caribbean. He finishes service on the frigate Desperate , becomes a lieutenant, and assumes the role of first officer on the tiny brig Shrike . Lewrie takes part in several well-described sea battles and meets the young Nelson. He learns to handle his ship in gales and shoals, earning the grudging respect of his captain, the navy, and ultimately himself. Alan finds to his surprise that he has matured into an effective officer. In 1783, with peace close at hand, Lewrie wonders if his new career is about to end just as he has come to enjoy it. Loose ends in the last chapter suggest otherwise. Lambdin's combination of technical and historical accuracy and a fascinating character calls for further sequels. This is a salty, bawdy sea story that will delight fans of the historical action novel. Recommended for public libraries. - C. Robert Nixon, M.L.S., Lafayette, Ind. Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

A Fine Retribution

Author : Dewey Lambdin
ISBN : 9781250103628
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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 midshipman to captain of his own ship and, though on somewhat dubious grounds, a baronetcy. Summer, 1809, and Captain Alan Lewrie, RN, wins fame, glory, and prize-money leading his squadron to victory over four French frigates. Battle damage, though, costs Lewrie his command, ship, and crew. He returns to London a hero, but, as weeks on half-pay turn to months, and no new command is offered, he's forced to lease a house and furnish it, unsure if he will ever go to sea again! At least Lewrie can have his portrait done by Miss Jessica Chenery, an intriguing young lady he takes for his wife, after seven years as a widower. In the midst of newly wedded bliss, an old friend poses a project for landing battalion-sized raids on enemy coasts. Though he never expects it to amount to anything, since it's too novel, Lewrie soon finds himself assigned to lead the proposed raid. Despite the stumbling blocks thrown in his way by his foes in the Navy, it's failure and ignominy, or shining success to prove himself to be won and rub their noses in it!"--

An Onshore Storm

Author : Dewey Lambdin
ISBN : 9781250103642
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"Three mismatched troop transports, lots of 29-foot barges, and an under-strength regiment of foot-- a waste of Royal Navy money, a doomed experiment, or a new way to bedevil Napoleon's army in Italy? Either way, it's Capt. Sir Alan Lewrie's idea, and it seems to be working, with successful raids all along the coast of Calabria. But it depends on timely information, and Lewrie must trust Don Julio Caesare, a lord of a Sicilian criminal underworld, and his minions, or the amateur efforts of a disorganized network of Calabrian partisans always in need of British arms and King George III's money. When at last the fourth transport arrives with reinforcement troops, what seems to be a blessing could turn out to be the ruin of the whole thing. Lewrie has been too successful in his career at sea and he's made bitter, jealous enemies with powerful patrons out to crush him and his novel squadron, no matter if it's succeeding. And there are doings back in England that Lewrie would prefer to deal with but can't"--

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