"A compelling read and a probing exposition of the workings of the British navy in the late 18th century." —Edward Cline, author, The Sparrowhawk series
"Donachie has a masterful way of creating atmosphere and character . . . stunning impact." —Kent Messenger
From the Publisher
The first in a trilogy of biographical novels by David Donachie. Forthcoming: Tested By Fate - Nelson and Emma Trilogy, Part Two, Spring 2004, and Breaking the Line - Nelson and Emma Trilogy, Part Three, Fall 2004.