The Darkening Sea

The Darkening Sea

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Returning safely to England after the dramatic capture of Martinique, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho finds an all-too-brief respite from war and politics. But the shadow of a new conflict already darkens the horizon.

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Soon after taking part in the dramatic capture of Martinique in the Caribbean, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho is next despatched to the African coast to gather a flotilla and stop French attacks on British trade routes. But Bolitho must contend with more than Britain's old enemy—he must also face the hatred of his flag captain and betrayal by a man he once counted on as his friend.

Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : McBooks Press, 2000
ISBN: 9780935526837
Branch Call Number: FICTION KENT
Characteristics: 351 p. ; 22 cm


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Jun 16, 2010

Richard Bolitho returns to England after the capture of Martinique, and finds a brief respite from war and politics in the arms of his mistress, Lady Catherine Somervell.
But the affairs of nations allow little time for personal happiness, and to his surprise and dismay Bolitho is ordered almost immediately to the Indian Ocean, where the shadow of a new conflict already darkens the horizon as the old enemy, France, forges an uneasy alliance with America and threatens British trade routes.
Haunted by the deaths in their country's service of Nelson and Collingwood, and by his own vivid memories of shipwreck and tragedy, Bolitho is well aware of the price of admiralty, and for the first time considers the possibility of life not only beyond the reef but beyond the sea itself.


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