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A Ship of War (2012)

Take, Burn or Destroy (2013)

A Ship of War (UK) / Take, Burn or Destroy (US)

by

S. Thomas Russell


1794, the height of the French Revolution—Charles Hayden sets off aboard the ill-fated HMS Themis with orders to destroy a French frigate sailing from Le Havre and to gather intelligence from a royalist spy. On discovering French plans for an imminent invasion of England, Hayden must return to Portsmouth to give warning before it's too late.

But the enemy has been lying in wait for him, and so begins a dangerous chase out into the Atlantic and into the clutches of a powerful French squadron. After a thwarted attempt to masquerade as French sailors, Hayden and his officers are taken prisoner. A shipwreck following a storm and a case of mistaken identity befall Hayden and his men, as they try in desperation to escape in order to warn the Lords of the Admiralty. Failure will mean the invasion of England—and the guillotine for Hayden.
Source: publisher

UK   US
Hardcover Book Format Hardcover
Michael Joseph Ltd Imprint Putnam Adult
978-0718157494 ISBN 978-0399158964
512 pages Length 448 pages
23.8 x 16cm Size 9 x 6.4 inches
29 Mar 2012 Release Date May 16, 2013

Additional Formats
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ePub eBook Book Format ePub eBook
Penguin Imprint Putnam Adult
978-0141967240ISBN 0399158960

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