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A King's Trade

(2006)
(Book 13 in the Alan Lewrie series)
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Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, is just discovering the truth of the old adage that “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished!”
After a bout of Yellow Fever decimated the crew of Lewrie's HMS Proteus in 1797, it had seemed like a knacky idea to abscond with a dozen slaves from a coastal Jamaican plantation to help man his frigate, a grand jape on their purse-proud master and a righteous act, to boot. But now . . . two years later, the embittered Beauman clan at last suspects Lewrie of the deed. Slave-stealing is a hanging offense, and suddenly Alan Lewrie's neck is at risk of a fatal stretching!
Patrons finagle an official escape from Jamaica to England, where the nefarious and manipulative master Foreign Office spy, Zachariah Twigg, is just too nice and helpful to be credited on his behalf, arranging a long voyage even further out of the law's reach, to Cape Town and India, as escort to an East India Company convoy led by one of Lewrie's old captains, who still despises him worse than cold, boiled mutton!
To the Cape of Good Hope, where French cruisers prowl, where a British circus and theatrical troupe joins the convoy, just teeming with tempting female acrobats, nubile young bareback riders, and alluring “actresses” like the seductive but deadly archer, Eudoxia Durschenko!
It will take all Lewrie's shrewd guile, wit, low cunning, and steely self-control to worm his way out of trouble, this time, and keep his breeches chastely buttoned up to avoid even more troubles . . . or will he?

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

September 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: A King's Trade: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure (Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures)
Author(s): Dewey Lambdin
ISBN: 0-312-31549-X / 978-0-312-31549-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: A King's Trade: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure (Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures)
Author(s): Dewey Lambdin
ISBN: 0-312-37864-5 / 978-0-312-37864-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Audio Editions

January 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A King's Trade (Alan Lewrie)
Author(s): Dewey Lambdin
ISBN: 1-5159-1006-7 / 978-1-5159-1006-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A King's Trade (Alan Lewrie)
Author(s): Dewey Lambdin
ISBN: 1-5159-6006-4 / 978-1-5159-6006-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A King's Trade: Alan Lewrie Series, Book 13
Author(s): Dewey Lambdin
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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January 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A King's Trade: Alan Lewrie Series, Book 13
Author(s): Dewey Lambdin
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A King's Trade: An Alan Lewrie naval adventure (Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures Book 13)
Author(s): Dewey Lambdin
Publisher: Canelo Adventure
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September 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A King's Trade: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure (Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures Book 13)
Author(s): Dewey Lambdin
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA