With convoys from Canada and the Caribbean falling victim to American privateers, Sir Richard Bolitho returns to Halifax to pursue a war he knows will not be won, but which neither Britain nor the United States can afford to lose.
England's youngest admiral desires only peace. But peace will not be found in the icy Canadian waters, where a young, angry nation asserts its identity and men who share a common heritage die in close and bloody action. Nor will there be a peace for those who follow the Cross of St George: for the embittered Adam, mourning his lover and his ship, nor for Rear-Admiral Valentine Keen, who must confront both grief and responsibility. Nor will there be peace from those enemies who use this struggle between nations as an instrument of personal revenge.
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Tired overworked reminiscences
The earlier Bolitho books were generally addictive if one is a fan of naval historical fiction. This and the earlier book contained too many standard themes - descriptions of leaving harbour, preparations for battle et al - cribbed from his earlier novels. The author must also have been told that he has a talent for romantic fiction, he hasn't, unless targeting teenage girls. He should have stuck to naval historical fiction without adding great swathes of glutinous romance and rewrites of earlier texts, he's milking it.
As a result I've skimmed thro' the last two books and felt cheated. Lousy value for money