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Havoc's Sword

(2003)
(Book 11 in the Alan Lewrie series)
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Dewey Lambdin's lovable but incorrigible rogue, Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, is back to cut a wide and wicked swatch through the war-torn Caribbean in an entirely new high seas adventure.

It's 1798, and Lewrie and his crew of the Proteus frigate have their work cut out for them. First, he has rashly vowed to uphold a friend's honour in a duel to the death. Second, he faces the horridly unwelcome arrival of HM Government's Foreign Office agents (out to use him as their cat's-paw in impossibly vaunting schemes against the French). And last, he must engineer the showdown with his arch foe and nemesis, the hideous ogre of the French Revolution's Terror, that clever fiend Guillaume Choundas!

We know Lewrie can fight, but can he be a diplomat, too? He must deal with the newly reborn United States Navy, that uneasy, unofficial "ally", and the stunning, life-altering surprise they bring. For good or ill, Lewrie's in the "quag" up to his neck, this time. Can sword, pistol, and broadsides avail, or will words, low cunning, and Lewrie's irrepressible wit be the key to his victory and survival, as even the seas cry "Havoc"?

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Stunning naval adventure, reeking of powder and mayhem. I wish I had written this series." - Bernard Cornwell

"Lewrie is a marvelous creation, resourceful and bold... the action doesn't stop... a wild ride, a voyage filled with historically authentic characters and events, realistically drawn naval action... a page turner, full of the eighteenth century's refreshing lack of political correctness." - James L Nelson


Used availability for Dewey Lambdin's Havoc's Sword

Hardback Editions

December 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Havoc's Sword: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure (Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures)
Author(s): Dewey Lambdin
ISBN: 0-312-28688-0 / 978-0-312-28688-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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Paperback Editions

December 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Havoc's Sword: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure
Author(s): Dewey Lambdin
ISBN: 0-312-31548-1 / 978-0-312-31548-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Audio Editions

May 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Havoc's Sword
Author(s): Dewey Lambdin
Publisher: Books on Tape
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May 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Havoc's Sword
Author(s): Dewey Lambdin
Publisher: Books on Tape
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Havoc's Sword (Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures)
Author(s): Dewey Lambdin
ISBN: 1-4159-1958-5 / 978-1-4159-1958-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Havoc's Sword
Author(s): Dewey Lambdin
ISBN: 0-7366-9532-X / 978-0-7366-9532-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

July 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Havoc's Sword: An Alan Lewrie naval adventure (Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures Book 11)
Author(s): Dewey Lambdin
Publisher: Canelo Adventure
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December 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Havoc's Sword: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure (Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures Book 11)
Author(s): Dewey Lambdin
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA