A King's Trade: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure

A King's Trade: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure

by Dewey Lambdin
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King's Trade (Alan Lewrie Naval Series #13) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In the late eighteenth century in the Caribbean, Royal Navy Captain Alan Lewrie of the HMS Proteus abducts a dozen slaves from local plantations to ostensibly free them, but actually to work on his ship. His actions cause an international incident, which anger his superiors who believe he is already a loose cannon unable to follow orders.--------------- Foreign Office Emissary Zachariah Twigg offers the obstinate Lewrie a choice between certain court-martial and a possible felony trial for stealing private property or act the role of abolitionist hero from a distance meaning get him out of both sides of the Atlantic. Though his preference is to tell the officious bureaucrat to stick it when the sun does not shine on the British Empire, self preservation supersedes pride. Lewrie agrees to be cast as an anti-slavery champion while escorting merchants and a Russian circus between St. Helena and Cape Town whose star attraction to the recalcitrant Lewrie is the gorgeous Eudoxia.-------------------- The feel to the latest Lewrie Royal navy historical tale is more of a prelude to the next novel as the story line does not seem as fully developed as usual. Still the insight into the late nineteenth century navy is deep and fulfilling, but what makes the tale is the way officialdom classified slaves as contraband. Fans of the series will feel a bit letdown though the antihero kicks some French butt as Alan Lewrie¿s nautical thriller story line seems thin.----------------- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love these books always entertaining
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YAY!!
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The only thing that would make me enjoy this series more would be if I was from England.
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I confess I was losing interest with the last couple books in the series, which seemed poorer efforts. This novel returns to the qualities which drew me to the series in the first place - engaging characters and action, with the right touch of humor and illicit spices. A real Ram-Cat work!
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