The year is 1793 and after four years spent ashore, the thrill of the high seas awaits Alan Lewrie once more. Finding life as a gentleman farmer and family man oppressive, Lewrie is gratified when Revolutionary France threatens war and the Royal Navy beckons. All does not go smoothly, though, as he soon finds himself aboard the HMS Cockerel dealing with a difficult captain and disgruntled crew. Once in the Mediterranean, he throws caution to the wind and becomes involved with the bewitching Lady Emma Hamilton. When the war escalates, he finds himself at the Battle of Toulon, where he meets a dashing young Napoleon Bonaparte. Outnumbered three to one, Lewrie takes on the French in a desperate bid to help the Royalists escape.
Dewey Lambdin has been a sailor since 1976 and has also worked as a director, writer, and producer in television and advertising. He is a member of the U.S. Naval Institute, the Cousteau Society, and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and is a Friend of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England. Besides the Alan Lewrie series, he is also the author of What Lies Buried: A Novel of Old Cape Fear. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
His mastery of period naval warfare gives his battles real punch.
The brilliantly stylish American master of salty-tongued British naval tales.
Stunning naval adventure, reeking of powder and mayhem. I wish I had written this series.
If Horatio Hornblower is the gentleman’s sailor and Jack Aubrey is the thinking man’s sailor, Lewrie is of and for the working class. Pugnacious and randy, he’s a refreshing sea breeze.
You could get addicted to this series. Easily.