The Assassin's Honor

The Assassin's Honor

by Robert N. Macomber

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The Assassin's Honor by Robert N. Macomber

In 1892, Commander Peter Wake has left the world of espionage behind and is back in the sea-going navy. But duty has called him from his new Spanish lover back to Key West to investigate an assassination and prevent another one—all of which leads him to old German foes in Mexico as well as Spanish ones in Cuba and Tampa. The life of the great patriot of Cuba, José Martí, is at stake.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561647958
Publisher: Pineapple Press, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Series: Honor Series , #12
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 564,183
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Robert N. Macomber is an internationally recognized, award-winning maritime writer, lecturer, and television commentator. He is the author of the acclaimed Honor Series of naval novels and is proud to have readers in ten countries. His awards include the Florida Genealogy Society’s Outstanding Achievement Award for his nonfiction work on Florida’s maritime history, the Patrick Smith Literary Award for Best Historical Novel of Florida (At the Edge of Honor), and the John Esten Cooke Literary Award for Best Work in Southern Fiction (Point of Honor). He is the guest author at regional and international book festivals and was named by Florida Monthly magazine as one of the 22 Most Intriguing Floridians of 2006. His sixth novel, A Different Kind of Honor, won the highest national honor in his genre: the American Library Association’s 2008 W. Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction. Each year Macomber travels approximately 15,000 sea miles around the globe, giving lectures and researching his novels.

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Gneisenau wasn’t at Havana.

Instead, she was right there in front of us, the officers on her bridge staring and pointing at our arrival. Anchored close nearby her was the large Spanish cruiser Reina Regente . I was well acquainted with that formidable ship, having been chased by her while in a stolen Spanish patrol boat in Cuba four years earlier. To add even more spice to the trouble brewing, Lieutenant Lambert reported that Chicago had German and Spanish captains’ gigs alongside her.

Obviously, old Blau was smarter than he appeared and, though he could have been in Key West only a few hours ahead of us, had wasted no time. Presumably, Reina Regente was already visiting the port. The wily German was innovative, increasing the international repercussions by using the Spanish captain as his witness while complaining to Rear Admiral Walker about my stealing his collier in Mexico. A quick glance at my executive officer showed him standing there watching the scene like the proverbial cat that ate the canary, for his nemesis—I—would soon depart the ship in disgrace once the leadership in Washington discovered what I had done. He was probably planning his promotion party.

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