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Publishing Schedule

January, 2017
Send a Gunboat, book no.10 Modern Naval Fiction Library (Trade Pbk), by Douglas Reeman

January, 2017
The Spoils of Conquest, book no.6 The Nathan Peake Novels (Trade Pbk), by Seth Hunter

March, 2017
Winged Escort, book no.11 Modern Naval Fiction Library (Trade Pbk), by Douglas Reeman

New Books

Inferno

Inferno

Julian Stockwin

Napoleon Bonaparte’s ambitions for world domination are growing apace, and when Captain Sir Thomas Kydd returns to take up command of his ship Tyger, he finds himself called to be part of a great armada on a mission of the utmost urgency. Britain is alone and isolated in Europe. If the kingdom is to thwart a deadly threat she must move very quickly to secure her position with neutral Denmark.

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Tyger (PB)

Tyger (PB)

Julian Stockwin

Kydd confides in friends his true feelings about the way his old commander was treated in a court-martial, and when his opinions become public, finds himself in hot water with the Admiralty. Kydd is punished for his indiscretion by being given a very difficult command. This turns out to be a mutiny ship, Tyger. On board he faces numerous challenges from a hostile and dejected crew, still under a malign influence. It will take all of Kydd’s seamanship and leadership in voyages to the Far North and in Baltic waters to turn the ship around.

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The Flag of Freedom

The Flag of Freedom

Seth Hunter

1797: Britain stands alone against the forces of Revolutionary France. A victorious French Army, led by the youthful Napoleon Bonaparte, is poised to invade Britain. And in his country's darkest hour, Captain Nathan Peake finds himself imprisoned by his own side on the Rock of Gibraltar charged with treason.

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The Time of Terror (PB)

The Time of Terror (PB)

Seth Hunter

In 1793, British navy commander Nathan Peake get his chance for action when France declares war on England and descends into the bloody madness of the Terror. Peake is entrusted with a mission to wreck the French economy by smuggling fake bank notes into Paris.

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The Tide of War (PB)

The Tide of War (PB)

Seth Hunter

Newly-promoted Captain Nathan Peake has been dispatched to the Caribbean to take command of the British navy's latest frigate, the 32-gun Unicorn, a ship with an already tragic history of mutiny and murder.

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The Price of Glory (PB)

The Price of Glory (PB)

Seth Hunter

Captain Nathan Peake’s adventures continue as he charts a perilous course into the dangerous waters of post-Revolutionary Paris. There, he encounters two of the most beautiful and scandalous courtesans in history.

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Send a Gunboat

Send a Gunboat

Douglas Reeman

The orders from the Admiralty to the Captain were explicit. He was to take his ship to the small island of Santu, which lay under threat of invasion from the Communist mainland of China, and evacuate the British colony there.

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The Spoils of Conquest

The Spoils of Conquest

Seth Hunter

The Mouth of the Nile, 9th August, 1798: Admiral Nelson has sent Captain Nathan Peake on a desperate journey across the Middle East to convey a grim warning to British India. Bonaparte’s army is poised to deliver a fatal blow to the source of Britain’s wealth and power by marching overland to India.

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Winged Escort

Winged Escort

Douglas Reeman

As the grim years of the Second World War go by, the destruction of Allied shipping mounts. Out of the terrible loss of men and ships, the escort carrier is born. They were typically half the length and a third the displacement of larger fleet carriers. While they were slower, carried fewer planes and were less well armed and armored, escort carriers were cheaper and could be built quickly, which was their principal advantage.

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The King's Marauder

The King's Marauder

Dewey Lambdin

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Quarterdeck: Sept. 2016

Quarterdeck: Sept. 2016


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Featured Books

The Winds of Folly

The Winds of Folly

Seth Hunter

1796: Nathan Peake, captain of the frigate Unicorn is sent with a small squadron into the Adriatic to help bring Venice into an Italian alliance with Britain against the French. He establishes a British naval presence and confronts the politics of "intrigue, poison and the stiletto" in Venice, but learns that Bonaparte is negotiating a peace deal with the Austrians--Britain's only remaining ally.

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The Boxing Register / 5th Edition

The Boxing Register / 5th Edition

James B. Roberts

The greatest fighters of all time come to life in the pages of this carefully researched and fully illustrated guide to the "Sweet Science." Packed with facts, figures, and action photos, every honoree in the Hall of Fame is here through 2011!

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A Dawn Like Thunder

A Dawn Like Thunder

Douglas Reeman

Burmese Coast, 1944 . . . After four years, the tide of war is turning in North Africa and Europe. The conflict in Southeast Asia, however, has reached new heights of savagery. The Special Operations mission off the Burmese coast requires volunteers. Both men with nothing to live for as well as men with everything to lose.

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The Pride and the Anguish

The Pride and the Anguish

Douglas Reeman

Singapore, November, 1941 . . . They called it the "Gibraltar of the Far East"—a British rock that could not be taken. But suddenly, in a lightning blow, Singapore may be defeated.

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