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  • Published: 15 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9780099594086
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $22.99

Beyond the Reef




The exciting chronological sequel to the previous Bolitho adventure - The Only Victor

In March 1808, as Napoleon holds Portugal and threatens his old ally Spain, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho is dispatched once more to the Cape of Good Hope to establish a permanent naval force there.

Setting aside his bitter memories and the anguish of a friendship betrayed, Bolitho takes passage in the ill-fated Golden Plover. With him sail others commanded by duty and lured by danger - and those who wish only to escape.

But when shipwreck and disaster overtake the Golden Plover off the desolate coast of Africa, neither the innocent nor the damned are spared. Beyond the tortured hell of the reef, Bolitho's battle begins - to summon the survivors' last reserves of courage and of hope.

  • Pub date: 15 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9780099594086
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Alexander Kent

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.

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Praise for Beyond the Reef

“'One of our foremost writers of naval fiction' - Sunday Times ”

“'Shipwreck, survival - a spirited battle - a splendid yarn' - The Times”


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