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

Halfhyde at the Bight of Benin Book 1:The Halfhyde Adventures

It's the 1890s. Royal Navy Lieutenant St Vincent Halfhyde finds himself out of favor with the Navy and on half-pay ashore when he is summoned to the Admiralty. His mission: to sail to the Bight of Benin in West Africa and spy on the not-so-secret Russian presence there. As a Russian speaker who is familiar with Benin, Halfhyde is confident he's the man for the job--until he runs into Admiral Prince Gorsinski, cousin of the Czar and Halfhyde's former jailer. Aided only by an eager midshipman and a company of Russian mutineers, Halfhyde must face flogging, malaria, and the smothering embrace of a former lover to foil Gorsinski and seize the day for Britain.

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ISBN-13: 9781590130780
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"Halfhyde is a fine hero, insubordinate and ingenious." --The New York Times

"Much derringdo . . . McCutchan is to be congratulated. . . . He is writing about a stirring period that has been sadly neglected." --Houston Post


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