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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



The Nathan Peake Novels
Find out about the public and private lives of Napoleon Bonaparte, Horatio Nelson, Thomas Paine, Gilbert Imlay, Mary Wollstonecraft, Maximilian Robespierre, George Danton, Camille Desmoulins and many others who appear in the pages of the first Nathan Peake trilogy: The Time of Terror, The Tide of War and The Price of Glory.

Trace the secret history of Gilbert Imlay, soldier, explorer, writer, shipping agent and spy, the man whose mysterious career forms the basis of the Nathan Peake novels. Was he the playboy of the western world, a liar and a cheat, or one of the unsung patriots of the infant United States?

Follow the trail of Nathan Peake through the first global conflict in history from the shores of the British Isles to the bayous of New Orleans and Louisiana; from the sinister catacombs under the streets of Paris to the magical bazaars and palaces of Egypt, India and the Far East.


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The Time of Terror (PB)
The Time of Terror (PB)
In 1793, British navy commander Nathan Peake get his chance for action when France declares war on England and descends into the bloody madness of the Terror. Peake is entrusted with a mission to wreck the French economy by smuggling fake bank notes into Paris. See Details

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The Tide of War (PB)
The Tide of War (PB)
Newly-promoted Captain Nathan Peake has been dispatched to the Caribbean to take command of the British navy's latest frigate, the 32-gun Unicorn, a ship with an already tragic history of mutiny and murder. See Details

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The Price of Glory (PB)
The Price of Glory (PB)
Captain Nathan Peakeís adventures continue as he charts a perilous course into the dangerous waters of post-Revolutionary Paris. There, he encounters two of the most beautiful and scandalous courtesans in history. See Details

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The Winds of Folly
The Winds of Folly
1796: Nathan Peake, captain of the frigate Unicorn is sent with a small squadron into the Adriatic to help bring Venice into an Italian alliance with Britain against the French. He establishes a British naval presence and confronts the politics of "intrigue, poison and the stiletto" in Venice, but learns that Bonaparte is negotiating a peace deal with the Austrians--Britain's only remaining ally. See Details

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Book 5
The Flag of Freedom
The Flag of Freedom
1797: Britain stands alone against the forces of Revolutionary France. A victorious French Army, led by the youthful Napoleon Bonaparte, is poised to invade Britain. And in his country's darkest hour, Captain Nathan Peake finds himself imprisoned by his own side on the Rock of Gibraltar charged with treason.

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Book 6
The Spoils of Conquest
The Spoils of Conquest
The Mouth of the Nile, 9th August, 1798: Admiral Nelson has sent Captain Nathan Peake on a desperate journey across the Middle East to convey a grim warning to British India. Bonaparteís army is poised to deliver a fatal blow to the source of Britainís wealth and power by marching overland to India. See Details

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