The past comes back to haunt our rakish captain in this swashbuckling historical naval adventure
Alan Lewrie is still captain of the HMS Proteus, one of the British Navy's newest frigates. But Lewrie's amorous escapade comes back to haunt him when an unidentified individual writes to his wife Caroline, outlining some of the finer points in his illustrious past.
But Lewrie already has his hands full as he and Proteus are assigned to the Caribbean Sea to intercept French and Dutch traders, only to become involved in the slaves' revolt in Haiti. Beset and distracted though he might be, it will take all of Lewrie's pluck, daring, skill, and his usual tongue-in-cheek deviousness, to navigate all the perils in a sea of grey.
Tenth in The Alan Lewrie Naval adventures, Sea of Grey will appeal to fans of Iain Gale and George MacDonald Fraser.
‘You could get addicted to this series. Easily’ New York Times Book Review
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The Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures
The King's Coat
The French Admiral
The King's Commission
The King's Privateer
The Gun Ketch
The King’s Commander
The King’s Captain
Sea of Grey
The tenth in the series of Alan Lewrie nautical adventures by Dewey Lambdin, Sea of Grey finds the swashbucklin', wisecrackin' 18th-century British naval officer who habitually drops his gs aiding the French in their attempts to suppress rebellion in the colony of Saint Domingue. Lewrie battles Toussaint L'Ouverture between trysts with a flock of breathless international beauties ("I have the basin... you wish me to sponge you? You are tres hot? I cool you?"). The lively pace and white-knuckle battle scenes should make this another winner with Lambdin's fans.