By Alexander Kent
The warfare with France resulted in 1818 and Captain Adam Bolitho is given command of the newly commissioned frigate Onward. he's despatched to North Africa on a diplomatic venture to accompany the French frigate Nautilus in a express of unity. He is aware he's luckythe voyage could be easybut Adam longs for an opportunity to marry the gorgeous Lowenna and cool down at the Bolitho property in Cornwall. in its place he needs to take care of the envy and ambition of his officials, hidden agendas between his males, and the previous enemy’s proximity. Then the Nautilus turns into a sacrificial delivering, and the quest is on for a treacherous foe. without notice each guy needs to detect for himself no matter if the brotherhood of the ocean can go beyond previous hatreds and an ocean of blood.
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