Devil to Pay

Devil to Pay

by C. Northcote Parkinson
     
 

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Ranked as a lieutenant despite his undistinguished naval career, Richard Delancey lands a special secret mission, thanks to his command of French. To his chagrin, the mission goes awry. But casting about for fresh opportunity, Delancey becomes involved in customs collection on the Isl of Wight and thwarting the high-stakes activities of smugglers.See more details below

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Ranked as a lieutenant despite his undistinguished naval career, Richard Delancey lands a special secret mission, thanks to his command of French. To his chagrin, the mission goes awry. But casting about for fresh opportunity, Delancey becomes involved in customs collection on the Isl of Wight and thwarting the high-stakes activities of smugglers.

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"If you enjoy salty tales told by the man who knows the sea, British history, as well as words, winches and wimbrels, Devil to Pay will see you through a fine evening handily."  —Sunday Telegram

"All the competence, courage, and ingenuity of a Hornblower along with a bit more polish . . . C.S. Forester would have approved of Delancey."  —Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395154830
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
01/01/1973
Pages:
273

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