* Fact and fiction are combined to produce a fascinating recreation of a bygone world at war.* The third omnibus of a successful adventure series featuring Nathaniel Drinkwater.
1807: HMS Antigone is ordered to the Baltic. Napoleon's relentless advance across Europe has brought him to the very brink of Holy Russia. And Captain Nathaniel Drinkwater is faced with the most perilous mission of his career.
IN DISTANT WATER
From the very start of her mission to the Pacific, when Captain Nathaniel Drinkwater has to hang a deserter, His Majesty's Cruiser Patrician is dogged by ill-luck. Mutiny is in the air, the seas of Cape Horn are cruel and Drinkwater's top-secret orders are infuriatingly vague.
A PRIVATE REVENGE
1808: In the aftermath of a typhoon Captain Nathaniel Drinkwater brings His Britannic Majesty's frigate Patrician - dangerously overcrowded with Russian prisoners - into the shelter of the Pearl River on the China coast. When an apparently routine task goes wrong, Drinkwater is forced is forced to take risks with his ship, his crew and his life...
Richard Woodman is well-known for his Nathaniel Drinkwater series of historical naval novels, a dozen other sea-stories, histories of the development of ships and works on sea-power during the Napoleonic Wars. He has also produced two widely acclaimed studies of convoys operations during the Second World War, Malta Convoys and Arctic Convoys.