Another exciting Bolitho adventure!
Alexander Kent is the author of twenty-eight acclaimed books featuring Richard Bolitho. Under his own name, Douglas Reeman, and in the course of a career spanning forty-five years, he has written over thirty novels and two non-fiction books.
In the wake of the Napoleonic Wars, the British Navy was practically dismantled, and many of her fighting men, sailors and officers alike, were tossed ashore with no means of supporting themselves. Luckily for us, Adam Bolitho is still in command of the frigate Unrivalled, with new orders to stop the slave ships filled to overflowing with their miserable cargoes and to engage the North African pirates. Since Relentless Pursuit is the 25th in a complicated series that follows the adventures of the seafaring Bolitho family of Cornwall, there is a great deal of backstory that may be difficult for a new listener to grasp. Persistence is well rewarded, however, by a gripping character study and a fine rendering of the historical period as well as pulse-pounding action. Fans of the series have watched Adam evolve from a bastard orphan to a self-assured and successful naval officer. He is an interesting and complex man. Steven Crossley tells his story with zest, and as he shouts his character's onboard commands, listeners will feel the wind in their hair and hear the sails crack. Highly recommended for all fans of seafaring fiction.-Barbara A. Perkins, Irving P.L., TX Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
One of our foremost writers of naval fiction * Sunday Times *
Shipwreck, survival ... a spirited battle ... a splendid yarn * The Times *