The final thrilling instalment of The William Kite Naval Adventures.
The American Revolution is in full swing, with Yankee privateers swarming in British waters. For ship-owners like Captain William Kite of Liverpool, ruin is only a gun-shot away.When providence strikes the embattled Kite yet again, he is desperate to restore his fortune and travels to London for a final throw of the dice. He travels from the smoky air of the city to the thunderous discharge of cannon fire over the Indian Ocean.
As the sea-battles of the American War of Independence reverberate, will Kite emerge a hero or will fate deal him one last decisive blow?
A swashbuckling naval tale, perfect for fans of David McDine, Bernard Cornwell and Patrick O’Brian.
About the Author
Richard Woodman is a prolific author of historical fiction, and was born in London in 1944. He became an indentured midshipman in cargo liners at the age of sixteen and has sailed in a variety of ships, serving from apprentice to captain. In 1978 he won the Marine Society's Harmer Award. This experience gives his naval fiction a rich authenticity, and spurred him to write over forty historical novels, as well as a series on the history of the British Merchant Navy, alongside many other non-fiction historical books.