The Gun Ketch (Alan Lewrie Naval Series #5)

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Overview

"You could get addicted to this series. Easily."
—The New York Times Book Review
1788—Bahamas Squadron . . .
A fighter, rogue, and ladies man, Alan Lewrie has done the unthinkable and gotten himself hitched—to a woman and a ship! The woman is the lovely Caroline Chiswick. The ship is the gun ketch, Alacrity, bound for the Bahamas and a bloody game of cat and mouse with the pirates who ply the lunatic winds there. But while war comes naturally to the young husband, politics ...

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Overview

"You could get addicted to this series. Easily."
—The New York Times Book Review
1788—Bahamas Squadron . . .
A fighter, rogue, and ladies man, Alan Lewrie has done the unthinkable and gotten himself hitched—to a woman and a ship! The woman is the lovely Caroline Chiswick. The ship is the gun ketch, Alacrity, bound for the Bahamas and a bloody game of cat and mouse with the pirates who ply the lunatic winds there. But while war comes naturally to the young husband, politics doesn't. Sure that a powerful Bahamian merchant is behind a scourge of piracy, Lewrie runs afoul of the Royal Governor—who holds the most precious hostage of all. . . .
From the windswept Carolinas to the exotic East Indies, Alan Lewrie fights and frolics with all the wild abandon of the high seas themselves. He's a true swashbuckling naval hero in the age of great sailing ships.
"Grand, satisfying . . . Fans as well as newcomers will relish Lambdin's unerring depiction of Navy politicking, the niceties of Nassau society . . . and, in fact, all the rich details of late-18th-century life at sea and shore."
—PublishersWeekly
"Hair-raising action . . . Fascinating . . . Grandly entertaining."
—The Flint Journal
"Recommended . . . Lambdin's work is comparable to that of masters such as C. S. Forester."
—Library Journal

A fighter, rogue, and ladies' man, Alan Lewrie has done the unthinkable and gotten himself hitched--to a woman and a ship! He's bound for the Bahamas and a bloody game of cat and mouse with pirates. Fine.

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"Lambdin throws in a lot of ripping sea and land battles, a slew of vicious pirates and smugglers, a couple of nasty nemeses and one very dangerous corrupt official. Alan's triumph is only one of many things to cheer about—series fans as well as newcomers will relish Lambdin's unerring depiction of Navy politicking, the niceties of Nassau society (including the hierarchy of color among natives) and, in fact, all the rich details of late-18th-century life at sea and shore."  —Publisher's Weekly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780449224502
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/30/1996
  • Series: Alan Lewrie Naval Series , #5
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 323
  • Sales rank: 404,469
  • Product dimensions: 4.26 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Dewey Lambdin has been a director, writer, and producer in television and advertising. He is a member of the U.S. Naval Institute, the Cousteau Society, and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and is a Friend of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England. Besides the Alan Lewrie series, he is also the author of What Lies Buried: A Novel of Old Cape Fear. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2011

    E book is flawed

    The Nook version has a series of repeating pages starting around page 67 and running through page 71 or so it repeats over and over to continue reading you must go to the next chapter and page back. Even then you miss several pages of text.

    Once again B&N has not checked their e-book before selling it. The C S Forrester Hornblower novels were for sale sure enough but none were capable of being opened after purchased.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 21, 2011

    So many errors - but always a great read!

    The story is a great sea adventure as always, but the e-book was full of errors. There were shapes in place of letters, incorrect spelling and most frustrating pages that just keep flipping back to the previous page.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2011

    Oh, the joy of discovery!

    So delighted to have discovered this series! There are unfortunate gaps in the ebooks (#2 is followed by this ebook, #5) but little of the narrative is lost with the skipped episodes. The first third of the novel delves a bit too much into the romantic for my taste, but I confess it set up the second half quite nicely - and what a good second half! Fast paced and exciting with vivid characters and insightful prose. It offers fresh perspectives of the Royal Navy in a setting not explored by Forrester or O'Brian. A worthy successor to those authors!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 22, 2013

    Very good story

    Another winner in this series. These stories never disappoint.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    Sam

    9:52 pm sunday!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    I cll that monday!

    Yup

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    Lt. Lewrie Fights Pirates

    Lewrie gets his own ship, and goes to the Carribean to fight pirates. Great sailing adventure. Oh yeah, he gets married too...

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  • Posted January 26, 2012

    Great series

    Great action and drama.

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