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A Flag of Truce

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Author: David Donachie

Genre: Historical Fiction
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780749079888
Rights: World
Pub. Date: 30th March 2009

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1793. Returning triumphant from a successful mission in Corsica, Lieutenant John Pearce receives a mixed welcome, particularly from his arch-enemy, Captain Ralph Barclay. But with the Siege of Toulon escalating in violence and the revolutionary army preparing to attack, all thoughts of revenge must be put on hold as Pearce is entrusted with escorting five thousand radical French sailors to a port on the Atlantic coast, where they are to be set free. When their assignment goes awry, it is up to Pearce and his comrades to prevent the inevitable bloodshed, but challenging the agents of the French Revolution as well as their navy could be a fatal mistake…

Set against the backdrop of the bloody French Revolution, A Flag of Truce brilliantly combines a gripping adventure with intricate historical detail, to explosive effect.

 

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‘A rollicking, highly charged read, full of eighteenth century atmosphere’Good Book Guide

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‘A salty blend of seafaring adventure and whodunit’Literary Review

“A clever blend of fact and fiction”Good Book Guide

‘Refreshingly different…a very enjoyable adventure’Historical Novels Review

‘High adventure and detection; cunningly spliced battle scenes which reek of blood and brine; excitements on terra firma to match’Literary Review

‘Vivid and accurate shipboard action…Donachie has made Ludlow the most compulsively readable amateur detective since Dick Francis’ latest ex-jockey’Cambridge Evening News

‘A must for armchair mariners… It’s superb stuff’Manchester Evening News

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Books in this series                                  See full list »

  • By the Mast Divided
  • A Shot Rolling Ship
  • An Awkward Commission
  • A Flag of Truce

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  • Blood Will Out
  • The Contraband Shore

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