A King's Trade

A King's Trade

An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure

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Baker & Taylor
In 1799, Captain Alan Lewrie of the British Royal Navy and his misfit crew are sent south, where he and the convoy they have been escorting encounter a circus ship and his most dangerous battle ever.

McMillan Palgrave
The powder-packed thirteenth installment in a classic naval adventure series.

Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, is just discovering the truth of the old adage that "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished!"

After a bout of Yellow Fever decimated the crew of Lewrie's HMS Proteus in 1797, it had seemed like a knacky idea to abscond with a dozen slaves from a coastal Jamaican plantation to help man his frigate, a grand jape on their purse-proud master and a righteous act, to boot. But now . . . two years later, the embittered Beauman clan at last suspects Lewrie of the deed. Slave-stealing is a hanging offense, and suddenly Alan Lewrie's neck is at risk of a fatal stretching!
Patrons finagle an official escape from Jamaica to England, where the nefarious and manipulative master Foreign Office spy, Zachariah Twigg, is just too nice and helpful to be credited on his behalf, arranging a long voyage even further out of the law's reach, to Cape Town and India, as escort to an East India Company convoy led by one of Lewrie's old captains, who still despises him worse than cold, boiled mutton!

To the Cape of Good Hope, where French cruisers prowl, where a British circus and theatrical troupe joins the convoy, just teeming with tempting female acrobats, nubile young bareback riders, and alluring "actresses" like the seductive but deadly archer, Eudoxia Durschenko!

It will take all Lewrie's shrewd guile, wit, low cunning, and steely self-control to worm his way out of trouble, this time, and keep his breeches chastely buttoned up to avoid even more troubles . . . or will he?


Holtzbrinck
The powder-packed thirteenth installment in a classic naval adventure series.
 
Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, is just discovering the truth of the old adage that “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished!”

After a bout of Yellow Fever decimated the crew of Lewrie’s HMS Proteus in 1797, it had seemed like a knacky idea to abscond with a dozen slaves from a coastal Jamaican plantation to help man his frigate, a grand jape on their purse-proud master and a righteous act, to boot. But now . . . two years later, the embittered Beauman clan at last suspects Lewrie of the deed. Slave-stealing is a hanging offense, and suddenly Alan Lewrie’s neck is at risk of a fatal stretching!
Patrons finagle an official escape from Jamaica to England, where the nefarious and manipulative master Foreign Office spy, Zachariah Twigg, is just too nice and helpful to be credited on his behalf, arranging a long voyage even further out of the law’s reach, to Cape Town and India, as escort to an East India Company convoy led by one of Lewrie’s old captains, who still despises him worse than cold, boiled mutton!

To the Cape of Good Hope, where French cruisers prowl, where a British circus and theatrical troupe joins the convoy, just teeming with tempting female acrobats, nubile young bareback riders, and alluring “actresses” like the seductive but deadly archer, Eudoxia Durschenko!

It will take all Lewrie’s shrewd guile, wit, low cunning, and steely self-control to worm his way out of trouble, this time, and keep his breeches chastely buttoned up to avoid even more troubles . . . or will he?


Baker
& Taylor

In 1799, following the success of The Captain's Vengeance, Captain Alan Lewrie of the British Royal Navy and his misfit crew are sent south, where he and the convoy they have been escorting encounter a circus ship and his most dangerous battle ever. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312315498
031231549X
Branch Call Number: FICTION LAMBDIN
Characteristics: 339 p.
Alternative Title: Alan Lewrie naval adventure

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