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January, 2019
Halfhyde and the Fleet Review, book no.16 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

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The Halfhyde Line

The Halfhyde Line

Philip McCutchan

Recently separated from the Royal Navy, Halfhyde’s maiden voyage as owner/master of the steamer Taronga Park is disrupted when his cargo turns out to be guns headed for rebels in Western Ireland rather than machine parts—and the cargo's owner boards the ship to take command. Only Halfhyde's grim determination to prevail carries the day. See Details

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Halfhyde Outward Bound

Halfhyde Outward Bound

Philip McCutchan

Halfhyde finds himself unexpectedly placed on shore on the half-pay list of the Royal Navy (following the debacle of Captain Watkiss's accidental death chronicled in Halfhyde on Zanatu) and decides to broaden his experience at sea on a merchantman bound for Sydney. His ship, the Aysgarth Falls, has an unsavory crew consisting primarily, it seems, of villians on the run from the police. Bad weather and outbreaks of fighting in the fo'c'sle herald the dangers ahead. See Details

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Halfhyde on Zanatu

Halfhyde on Zanatu

Philip McCutchan

The idyllic island of Zanatu is in rebellion. The natives have sworn allegiance to the mysterious god, John Frumm, who has appeared among them promising great wealth. Now Halfhyde must find Frumm before the Russians crush the islanders—and seize the trade routes of the British Empire for themselves! See Details

$17.95 Paperback or Ebook


Halfhyde on the Yangtze

Halfhyde on the Yangtze

Philip McCutchan

Far up the Yangtze River, the European presence in Chungking is threatened with rebellion and massacre by the Chinese. With the Russians and Germans poised to take advantage of lapsing British treaties, tactful intervention in rescuing the terrified civilians while keeping trade with the mandarins is essential.

This is hardly a suitable task for the bombastic Captain Watkiss, whose wildly aggressive tactics require skillful subversion by his long-suffering Lieutenant Halfhyde. See Details

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Halfhyde and the Flag Captain

Halfhyde and the Flag Captain

Philip McCutchan

Lieutenant Halfhyde, Captain Watkiss, and Admiral Daintree are under orders to round Cape Horn on a voyage from Chile to Britain to deliver traitor Sir Russell Savory to his fate. With them and the crew, on the flagship Halcyon, are a motley group of passengers. Their old enemy, Vice-Admiral von Merkatz is on their trail in hopes of freeing Savory. See Details

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A Dawn Like Thunder

A Dawn Like Thunder

Douglas Reeman

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

$17.95 Paperback or Ebook



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