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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407009827
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

The Darkening Sea


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The thrilling twenty-first naval adventure featuring Richard Bolitho.

Returning safely to England after the dramatic capture of Martinque, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho finds an all too brief respite from war and politics in the arms of his mistress Catherine Somervell. But the shadow of a new conflict already darkens the horizon. The old enemy, France, forges an uneasy alliance with America - threatening the safety of British trade routes. Although ordered immediately to the Indian Ocean, for the first time Bolitho's thoughts are not of glory but his own - and the Navy's - past. Both Nelson and Collingwood died in their country's service. For the navy's newest Admiral, is there life beyond the sea itself?

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407009827
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

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 The Darkening Sea

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

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


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