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Publishing Schedule

October, 2017
Inferno (Paperback), book no.17 The Kydd Sea Adventures (Trade Pbk), by Julian Stockwin

November, 2017
Halfhyde and the Flag Captain, book no.7 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

December, 2017
Halfhyde on the Yangtze, book no.8 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

Profile of Douglas Reeman
Douglas Reeman Douglas Edward Reeman, who also wrote under the name Alexander Kent, joined the British Navy at 16, serving on destroyers and small craft during World War II, eventually rising to the rank of lieutenant. He taught navigation to yachtsmen and served as a script adviser for television and films. As Alexander Kent, Reeman was the author of the best-selling Bolitho Novels. His books have been translated into nearly two dozen languages.

Note: Unlike The Bolitho Novels and The Royal Marines Saga, The Modern Naval Fiction Library consists of standalone books.

Mr. Reeman passed away on January 23, 2017.
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A Prayer for the Ship
Clive Royce must protect the coast from the floating fortresses of the Nazi fleet. His mission: to pump torpedoes into every German ship he can find. See Details

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HMS Saracen
Malta,1941. To Captain Richard Chesnaye, HMS Saracen is more than an obsolete ship with an ugly recent past. As the war enters a new phase Chesnaye recalls the Saracen of the First World War and the Gallipoli campaign and imagines a significant new role for them both. See Details

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The White Guns
Spring 1945. The war has ended in Europe. Lieutenant Vere Marriott of the Royal Navy, and the men of MGB 801 witness the disintegration of the mighty German navy. See Details

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Killing Ground
1942. Lieutenant-Commander David Howard’s orders were chillingly clear. There could be no mercy. To the men who fought to protect the vital, threatened Merchant Navy convoys in the Western Approaches, the Battle of the Atlantic was full-scale war. See Details

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Battlecruiser
It's 1943, and the seas are haunted by Hitler's deadly U-boats and cruisers. After the mysterious death of the Reliant's last captain, Guy Sherbrooke is given command of the legendary battlecruiser. See Details

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For Valour
The vital northern convoys must get through at any cost. And for the British destroyers assigned to escort them through the bitter arctic sea, the odds of success are long. See Details

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Twelve Seconds to Live
When you hear the quiet whirr of an impartial killer—you have twelve seconds to live. Defusing mines requires steady nerves, steady hands—and an intrepid flirtation with death. See Details

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The Pride and the Anguish
Singapore, November, 1941 . . . They called it the "Gibraltar of the Far East"—a British rock that could not be taken. But suddenly, in a lightning blow, Singapore may be defeated. See Details

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A Dawn Like Thunder
Burmese Coast, 1944 . . . After four years, the tide of war is turning in North Africa and Europe. The conflict in Southeast Asia, however, has reached new heights of savagery. The Special Operations mission off the Burmese coast requires volunteers. Both men with nothing to live for as well as men with everything to lose. See Details

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Send a Gunboat
The orders from the Admiralty to the Captain were explicit. He was to take his ship to the small island of Santu, which lay under threat of invasion from the Communist mainland of China, and evacuate the British colony there. See Details

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Winged Escort
As the grim years of the Second World War go by, the destruction of Allied shipping mounts. Out of the terrible loss of men and ships, the escort carrier is born. They were typically half the length and a third the displacement of larger fleet carriers. While they were slower, carried fewer planes and were less well armed and armored, escort carriers were cheaper and could be built quickly, which was their principal advantage. See Details

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Badge of Glory
Captain Philip Blackwood of the Royal Marines rejoins his ship, the H.M.S. Audacious, in the summer of 1850 bound for Africa and the Crimean War. See Details

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The First to Land
Captain David Blackwood is embroiled in the Boxer Rebellion. Ordered to escort a beautiful German countess on a dangerous journey up the Hoshun River, Blackwood sees death and slaughter unlike anything he has known. See Details

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The Horizon
1914. Jonathan Blackwood fights first from the sea, in the battles of the Dardanelles and Gallipoli, then on the horrific Western Front. See Details

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Dust on the Sea
1942. Already bloodied in the disastrous retreat from Burma, Captain Mike Blackwood goes to Alexandria poised for the invasion of Sicily. See Details

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Knife Edge
1970. Lieutenant Colonel Mike Blackwood’s son Ross is featured. From vicious guerrilla warfare in Malaysia, through the moral and political minefields of Northern Ireland, to the unpredictable South Atlantic, Ross is true to the tradition of the Royal Marines. See Details

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