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The Blast That Tears the Skies

(The third book in the Matthew Quinton Journals series)
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1665. Britain's at war, but conspiracies against the King abound. As plague stalks London, Captain Quinton commands a vast man-of-war in the fight against the Dutch. Surviving action in the thick of the Battle of Lowestoft, one of the greatest sea-fights in the age of sail, he returns home only to discover an uncomfortable truth about himself and his family.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Utterly impossible to put down . . . finely shaded characters, excellent plotting, gut-clenching action, and immaculate attention to period detail. . . . Superb." - Angus Donald

"As fascinating an account of Restoration politics as it is of the Restoration Navy." - Seth Hunter

"A splendid addition to nautical adventure, and a grand story!" - Dewey Lambdin

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