1782. Fresh off the frigate Desperate and her fight with the French Capricieuse off St. Kitts, Midshipman Alan Lewrie passes his lieutenancy examination, becoming commissioned first officer of the brig o’war Shrike. After taking time for some dalliance with the fair sex in Jamaica, Lieutenant Lewrie is off to patrol the North American coast in an attempt to get the Muskogees and Seminoles onto the British side against the American rebels. Later it’s back to the Caribbean, to sail beside Captain Horatio Nelson in the Battle for Tusks Island . . .
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.
Fans garnered by Alan Lewrie (in The King’s Coat and The French Admiral) will gladly follow the 19-year-old scamp in his latest maritime adventure.
Stunning naval adventure, reeking of powder and mayhem. I wish I had written this series.
You could get addicted to this series. Easily.
His mastery of period naval warfare gives his battles real punch.
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.