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By David Donachie

ISBN-10: 1590130324

ISBN-13: 9781590130322

ISBN-10: 1590135903

ISBN-13: 9781590135907

The long-awaited go back of the Bucephalas to the security of the Cinque Ports is interrupted through a disastrous engagement within the Channel. The looming form of a merchantman becalmed in fog provides a nearly impossible to resist attract. yet for Harry Ludlow and his battle-weary staff, the pursuit of 1 final effortless prize results in a determined struggle.

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James was right. With half his crew pressed into a man-of-war, and their captain desperate to get them back, Harry had very nearly threatened Bridport, something which no man, high or low, enjoys. ” Rykert’s voice boomed across the water. Harry saw him, wrapped in a boatcloak, standing by the taffrail of Amethyst, speaking trumpet in hand. ” “Brest,” said Harry, for James’s benefit. “However, I intend that my midshipman should stay aboard with you till you’re abreast of Southsea Castle. Their guard boats will see you through the narrows into Portsmouth harbour.

Rykert asked, slowly, since his visitor had been silent for almost half a minute. “Allow me to name Captain Illingworth, of the Lothian,” said Harry, quickly turning to the man in question, who’d had the good grace to stay behind him. “His ship was taken by a French privateer not twelve hours ago. ” Illingworth bowed, then followed Harry’s example and sat down. “I wish I could say it was a pleasure, sir. ” Rykert kept his eyes on Illingworth as he took Harry’s packet. ” “East Indiaman, sir, home bound with a valuable cargo, and some important passengers.

He’d been quite happy to let the man go through the whole rehearsed litany, being well accustomed to such behaviour. But James’s intervention had brought matters to a head. “I have already said that I will pay you in gold. ” It was Henry who replied to that, an older, more frail version of his son, shaking his head in a way that swung his now fleshy jowls. “Now there’s something to mull on. I don’t care for paper, sir. 60 T H E P R I V AT E E R S M A N M Y S T E R I E S And neither will the nation.

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