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King's Cutter
     

King's Cutter

by Richard Woodman
 

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It is 1792 and Nathaniel Drinkwater is back in the Royal Navy, this time appointed to the twelve-gun cutter Kestrel, commanded by the inscrutable Madoc Griffiths. With the gathering menace of the French Revolution, he is involved in secret and dangerous operations off the French Coast including the rescue of émigrés and the landing of agents.
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It is 1792 and Nathaniel Drinkwater is back in the Royal Navy, this time appointed to the twelve-gun cutter Kestrel, commanded by the inscrutable Madoc Griffiths. With the gathering menace of the French Revolution, he is involved in secret and dangerous operations off the French Coast including the rescue of émigrés and the landing of agents.
As Europe plunges deeper into war, Kestrel takes part in the struggle for supremacy in the Channel and Drinkwater has some sinister encounters with Edouard Santhonax, a man who is stirring up interest with British government agents.
Through Drinkwater’s initiative I the network of intrigue is discovered, but the Royal Navy is paralyzed by mutiny. Will Kestrel have to stand alone between the Dutch Fleet and disaster? Events come to a climax at Camperdown and in the aftermath of the bloody battle, Drinkwater and his opponent come face to face.

Editorial Reviews

Observer
This author has quietly stolen the weather-gauge from most of his rivals in the hornblower stakes.
Nautical Magazine
Packed with exciting incidents...will appeal to those who love thrilling nautical encounters and the sea.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574091243
Publisher:
Sheridan House, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Series:
Mariners Library Fiction Classic Series
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
944,693
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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