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The 12 months 1809 starts off out badly for Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal military, and his send, HMS Sapphire. They’ve extracted the unwell, chilly survivors of Sir John Moore’s military from catastrophe at Corunna, obtained hit via lightning whereas escorting the military to England, and suffered a shattered mainmast that may finish Lewrie’s lively fee if a substitute can’t be discovered or formed quickly. Admiralty wishes troopships, now not gradual, previous Fourth price two-deckers, so Lewrie needs to beg, borrow, thieve, and gild the proof so much glibly if he needs to maintain her and her expert workforce together.

Just whilst he imagines he’s succeeded, new orders come appointing him a Commodore over a wee squadron assigned to prey upon French seaborne provide convoys off the treacherous north coast of Spain, higher referred to as the Costa da Morte, the Coast of dying, the place the ocean will be extra risky to him and his ships than the French army! Basing out of newly gained Lisbon, the place Lewrie hopes his mistress from Gibraltar, Maddalena Covilhá, may possibly circulation, he’s yes of 1 factor: It's going to be a rocky yr that, optimistically, doesn’t contain wrecking at the rugged seashores of Spain!

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