1774Richard Bolitho is a newly appointed third lieutenant joining the 28-gun frigate Destiny at Plymouth. It is a far step from midshipman's berth to wardroom - and at a time when most of the fleet is laid up Bolitho is considered fortunate.Despatched on a secret mission far south to Rio and then to the Caribbean, Destiny and her company face the hazards of conspiracy, treason and piracy - and, as the little ship sails on, Bolitho has to learn amid broadside battles at sea and the clash of swords in hand-to-hand actions how to accept his new responsibilities as a King's officer
Published in 1977, 1975, and 1980, respectively, these are the first three installations in Kent's ongoing series of the adventures of protagonist Richard Bolitho. The plots follow Bolitho's various exploits in the Royal Navy in the late 19th century. McBooks will eventually reprint all 23 Bolitho novels.
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March 31, 1998
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