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The Perils of Command

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Author: David Donachie

Genre: Historical Fiction
Format: E-book
Pub. Date: 19th November 2015

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John Pearce

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John Pearce, having negotiated the highly questionable sale of the two French prizes taken in The Devil to Pay, has left HMS Flirt, as well as the crew and the wounded Henry Digby in Brindisi and is headed for Naples to see his lover. In an uncomfortable journey he seeks to work out a way to best both Admiral Sir William Hotham and Captain Ralph Barclay, men who are his sworn enemies. All his calculations are thrown into turmoil when he discovers that Emily is pregnant which, while it is a cause for joy, is also a reason to worry; she is still married to Ralph Barclay and by the laws of the time he can claim the child as his own.

What Critics Have Said»

'In The Perils Of Command author David Donachie has once again written an riveting maritime novel that will enthusiastically engage the reader from beginning to end.'Midwest Book Review

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A brilliant view into the life of sailors past. I have read 1 to 11 and eagerly await 12. Congratulations on a series of books that transport you back to days of adventure, honour and duty. With thanks from an old sea dog.Terence Pearce

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  • A Shot Rolling Ship
  • An Awkward Commission
  • A Flag of Truce

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  • By the Mast Divided
  • Enemies at Every Turn
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