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June, 2018
The King's Coat, book no.1 The Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures, by Dewey Lambdin

A Fine Boy for Killing Book 1:The Sea Officer William Bentley Novels

Under sealed orders for a long, arduous voyage, Captain Daniel Swift dispenses shipboard law with an iron fist to forge an efficient crew from a ragged group of unwilling, inexperienced "volunteers"—the old men, criminals, and young boys under his command. Center stage is Swift’s conflicted young nephew, Midshipman William Bentley. Trapped between his cruel uncle’s demands to impress and subdue a crew he can—literally—whip into shape, and a simmering mutiny, Bentley takes steps both toward and away from his own evolving morality as Needle’s story develops. Its finely drawn characters, intricate plot, and unvarnished demeanor will draw in the most demanding reader.

320 pages
ISBN-13: 9780935526868


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"Painfully authentic portrayal of naval life in the eighteenth century. A powerful story of lost humanity, its violent emotions and unremitting bleakness are shattering." --Guardian

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