It's 1793 and Alan Lewrie is now commander of HMS Jester, an 18-gun sloop. After handily thrashing the French at the Battle of the First of June, Lewrie sails into Corsica only to receive astonishing orders. He must lure his archenemy, French commander Guillaume Choundas, into battle and personally strike the malevolent spymaster dead. With Horatio Nelson as his squadron commander on one hand and a luscious courtesan who spies for the French on the other, Lewrie must pull out all the stops if he's going to live up to his own reputation and bring glory to the British Royal Navy.
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.
Fast-moving at sea, nicely lewd ashore, a hugely likeable hero, a huge cast of sharply drawn supporting characters; there’s nothing missing. Wonderful stuff.
Stunning naval adventure, reeking of powder and mayhem. I wish I had written this series.
His mastery of period naval warfare gives his battles real punch.
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.