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In High Winds

(A book in the McGann Saga series)
An omnibus of novels by

The first three books in Christopher Nicole's epic McGann series are now available in this special omnibus edition, In High Winds.

Old Glory


Young Harry McGann is forced to flee Ireland for the unknown shores of America. On that voyage he meets Elizabeth Bartlett, who seems as far beyond his reach as the stars which guide him across the Atlantic.

Through the years that follow, Harry finds himself involved in the formation of the American Navy. It is a world of intrigue, violence and untold dangers at sea.

But always the memory of Elizabeth is there ... and their paths are destined to cross again and again.

The Sea and the Sand

The Caribbean, 1800

The spirit of Harry McGann lives on in his son Toby. Protecting Yankee shores from rogue French ships, he's seen more action in his nineteen years than his father saw in an entire lifetime.

But a chance meeting with the beautiful Felicity Crown, daughter of British navy-Captain, sets him on a path of reuniting the family with his father's old foe.

Barbary pirates operating out of Tripoli have cast their net wide over the Mediterranean, disrupting trade, plundering merchant ships and placing men and women into captivity.

When Felicity's ship is over-run and Felicity herself sold off to harems across North Africa, the war with these pirates becomes personal for Toby and he'll do anything and everything to find her...

Iron Ships, Iron Men

United States of America, 1858

Upon the high seas, Lieutenant Rod Bascom is saved by Jerry McGann, and from their encounter grows a friendship.

After being dismissed from the navy for losing his ship, Englishman Rod returns with Jerry to his family home in the Northern United States.

Whilst in New York, Rod rescues two beautiful Southern Belles, Claudine and Marguerite Grahame.

This chance encounter shapes the course of his life: captivated by the beauty and naivete of the sisters, Rod marries Claudine whilst all the while harbouring a secret desire for Marguerite, who has married Jerry.

As the siren call of the Civil War approaches, the brothers in law find themselves at destiny's door.

Fighting on opposing sides of the conflict, the two men embark on epoch-making journeys around the globe, defending the rights they claim to believe in.

Praise for Christopher Kenworthy

'A sensual, passion-packed saga!' - Publishers Weekly

'Sex and violence... fast-paced, entertaining, appealing!' - Library Journal

Christopher Nicole is a prolific British writer of over 200 novels and non-fiction books since 1957. Nicole is a long-established author and remarkable storyteller, with a deep personal interest in history and military affairs. He has written under several pseudonyms including Peter Grange, Andrew York, Robin Cade, Mark Logan, Christina Nicholson, Alison York, Leslie Arlen, Robin Nicholson, C.R. Nicholson, Daniel Adams, Simon McKay, Caroline Gray and Alan Savage. He also wrote under the penname Max Marlow co-authoring with his wife, fellow author Diana Bachmann.

Genre: Historical

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Kindle Editions

January 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: In High Winds: The McGann Saga, Part One
Author(s): Christopher Nicole
Publisher: Lume Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU