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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 Sea Officer William Bentley Novels
The Bentley novels are gritty sea adventures with rich, compelling characters, vivid imagery, and unrelenting realism that plumbs the depths of human nature. This is the darker side of shipboard life in the Age of Sail.

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A Fine Boy for Killing
A Fine Boy for Killing
Iron-fisted Captain Daniel Swift is determined to forge a crew from the old men, criminals, and young boys under his command--no matter what it takes. His nephew, Midshipman William Bentley, is torn between loyalty to his uncle and his sense of justice for the men. See Details

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Book 2
The Wicked Trade
The Wicked Trade
The "wicked trade" is smuggling--customs men and smugglers battling over piles of booty. Surrounded by corruption and greed, Bentley confronts ever-more-ruthless companions and crew, while the shadow of his brutal uncle, Captain Swift, looms over him once more. See Details

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Book 3
The Spithead Nymph
The Spithead Nymph
Needle delivers an unflinching look at the cruelty of slavery. The novel explores the repercussions of this degrading institution for all members of society: those who traffic in human lives, those who try to stop it, and those who stand by and simply watch the depravity unfold. See Details

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