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Author: Alexander Kent
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : McBooks Press ; Chicago, Ill. : Distributed by LPC Group, 2001. ©1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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June 1815. In the days immediately following Waterloo, the British fleet confronts a new threat: Algerian pirates preying on hapless merchant ships. Adam Bolitho, Admiral Richard Bolitho's nephew and heir, finds himself in command of Unrivalled, a new kind of frigate—sleek, fast, and heavily armed. To defeat the pirates, Adam must forge a strong crew and win their respect. But can he also face down his own ghosts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sea fiction
War fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Naval history
Sea stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Kent
ISBN: 0935526943 9780935526943
OCLC Number: 45835651
Description: 350 pages ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: by Alexander Kent.
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June 1815. In the days immediately following Waterloo, the British fleet confronts a new threat: Algerian pirates preying on hapless merchant ships. Adam Bolitho, Admiral Richard Bolitho's nephew and heir, finds himself in command of Unrivalled, a new kind of frigate—sleek, fast, and heavily armed. To defeat the pirates, Adam must forge a strong crew and win their respect. But can he also face down his own ghosts and the bittersweet temptation of another man's wife?

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