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Edition
First edition.
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242 pages ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references.
Summary
"The year is 1803, and the British Secret Service is contending with a belligerent France under Napoleon. The service suffers a blow in the loss of a prime agent, Thomas Grey, who--despondent at his wife's untimely death--resigns from British Intelligence and departs England for Boston, where he intends to become a lumber merchant. His plan to start a new life is thrown abruptly off course when a French intelligence network attempts to recruit him as an informer, and, in the process, exposes a grave new threat to Britain that Grey can't ignore. Confronting it seems likely to grant the grief-stricken widower a chance of extracting a personal revenge."-- Provided by publisher.
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ISBN/ISSN
9780393867046 (hardback)
0393867048 (hardback)
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FIC STO
Descript.
416 p. ; 25 cm.
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'Paints a vivid picture of life aboard the mighty ship-of-the-line' - Daily Express BALKAN GLORY, the next mesmerizing tale in the Kydd series.
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ISBN/ISSN
9781473698765
1473698766
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FIC STO
Descript.
xiv, 384 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
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Maps by Rodney Paull.
Summary
"With Bonaparte held to a stalemate in Europe, the race to empire is now resumed. Britain's ambitions turn to the Spice Islands, the Dutch East Indies, where Admiral Pellew has been sent to confront the enemy's vastly rich holdings in these tropical islands. Captain Sir Thomas Kydd joins reinforcements to snatch these for the British Crown. The two colonial masters of India and the East Indies face each other in mortal striving for the region - there can be only one victor to hold all the spoils. The colonial genius, Stamford Raffles, believes Britain should strike at the very centre of Dutch spice production, the Moluccas, rather than the fortresses one by one but is fiercely opposed. Kydd, allying himself to this cause, conspires to lead a tiny force to a triumphant conclusion - however the Dutch, stung by this loss, claim vengeance from the French. A battle for Java and an empire in the East stretches Kydd and Tyger's company to their very limits."--Publisher
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Alt Author
Paull, Rodney, illustrator.
ISBN/ISSN
9781473698680 (hardback)
1473698685 (hardback)
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