1814 and Britain is still at war with both France and the United States of America. Courtenay's friend, Vice-admiral Sir William Channer is commanding the Bermuda squadron and is badly injured in a duel which, to Admiral Lord Maltravers, has taken place in very odd circumstances. Courtenay, just appointed to Flag rank agrees and is sent to take over the squadron. He survives an attempt to prevent him reaching Bermuda and when he takes over the squadron he finds some odd things have been happening. American and French privateers are seemingly attacking and murdering innocent men women and children. Courtenay, with the assistance of Piers Tandy, sets about stopping the attacks and discovering who is behind them all. Rear-admiral of the Blue he may now be, but that was never likely to stop Courtenay leading from the front!
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