It’s 1781. Midshipman Alan Lewrie—a scandalous young London rake whose amorous onshore adventures led to his being pressed into His Majesty's Service by his own father—chafes against life in the Royal Navy, but to his amazement he finds himself a born sailor and soon winning respect aboard HMS Desperate. As the American colonies continue their war of independence, Desperate is called upon to fight the determined rebels and their French allies. Lewrie and his sailors join the loyalists on land and learn the brutal truth of civil war where brother turns against brother. Amid the flaming wreckage of the once-proud city of Yorktown, Lewrie must prove his mettle to his commanding officer and to himself.
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.
Stunning naval adventure, reeking of powder and mayhem. I wish I had written this series.
You could get addicted to this series. Easily.
A grand satisfying yarn. . . . Series fans as well as newcomers will relish Lambdin’s unerring depiction of Navy politicking . . . and, in fact, all the rich details of late-18th century life at sea and ashore.
The brilliantly stylish American master of salty-tongued British naval tales.
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.