Havoc's Sword: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure

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Macmillan, Dec 16, 2004 - Fiction - 372 pages

Dewey Lambdin's lovable but incorrigible rogue, Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, is back to cut a wide and wicked swatch through the war-torn Caribbean in Havoc's Sword, an entirely new high seas adventure.

It's 1798, and Lewrie and his crew of the Proteus frigate have their work cut out for them. First, he has rashly vowed to uphold a friend's honor in a duel to the death. Second, he faces the horridly unwelcome arrival of HM Government's Foreign Office agents (out to use him as their cat's-paw in impossibly vaunting schemes against the French). And last, he must engineer the showdown with his arch foe and nemesis, the hideous ogre of the French Revolution's Terror, that clever fiend Guillaume Choundas!

We know Lewrie can fight, but can he be a diplomat, too? He must deal with the newly reborn United States Navy, that uneasy, unofficial "ally," and the stunning, life-altering surprise they bring. For good or ill, Lewrie's in the "quag" up to his neck this time. Can sword, pistol, and broadsides avail, or will words, low cunning, and Lewrie's irrepressible wit be the key to his victory and survival, as even the seas cry "Havoc"?

 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
29
Section 4
45
Section 5
57
Section 6
75
Section 7
93
Section 8
107
Section 14
190
Section 15
210
Section 16
220
Section 17
230
Section 18
256
Section 19
274
Section 20
288
Section 21
311

Section 9
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Section 10
134
Section 11
144
Section 12
155
Section 13
164
Section 22
320
Section 23
330
Section 24
338
Section 25
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About the author (2004)

Dewey Lambdin is the author of ten previous Alan Lewrie novels and an omnibus volume, For King and Country. A member of the U.S. Naval Institute and a Friend of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, he spends his free time working and sailing on a rather tatty old sloop, Wind Dancer. He makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee, but would much prefer Margaritaville or Murrell's Inlet.

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