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Unintended Consequences

(The fifth book in the Tales of the Sea series)
A Novella by

'Richard Woodman knows how to tell a story, but has a healthy respect for history.’ Saul David

Captain John Sanford, the sturdy and determined former master of a British cargo-ship, has spent the last decade imprisoned in Communist China, undergoing a horrific ‘re-education’ after being captured for harbouring an ‘Enemy of the People’ onboard.

When he is finally released and arrives back in Hong Kong, the world is a very different place. The cargo-ship he commanded, the Da Feng, no longer exists, and his place in the company is gone.

When the opportunity to take charge of a small steamship arises, he jumps at the chance to begin a new chapter in his life. The Merdeka quickly becomes a successful inter-island trader, and for Sanford, the ship provides a refuge for his troubled mind.

That is, until a sudden and appalling event shatters the new life he has built when an unexpected enemy causes an accident that puts both ship and crew in peril.

Captain Richard Martin Woodman LVO is an English novelist and naval historian. He is the author of the series ‘A History of the British Merchant Navy’ and the Sword of State trilogy, which recreates the true story of George Monck.

Praise for Richard Woodman:
‘A powerful, compelling yarn in the tradition of Joseph Conrad.’ Matthew Willis

‘In The Judgment of his Peers, Richard Woodman once again combines the seductive style and absolute authenticity of Joseph Conrad's Marlow narratives like The Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim with the powerful story-telling of Alaistair MacLean's HMS Ulysses and Nicholas Monsarrat's The Cruel Sea.’ Peter Tonkin

'Brings medieval Europe to life. The well-crafted action and historical insights enthral and entertain.' Richard Foreman, author of Band of Brothers

‘If Neptune’s Trident sets the standard for what is to follow - we can at least rest assured that there is a series that truly does justice to our proud merchant maritime past.’ Nautilus UK Telegraph

‘Richard Woodman tells many a good tale in this first volume and it is fascinating to read. If the rest of the series is as good as this one, they should all be on the bookshelves of those studying the history of Britain, from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries.’ Open History

'Writing with his usual eye to time, place and detail, Richard Woodman’s sequel to An Absence of Imagination is a clever, slow-burn tale of the sea, the culmination of which is truly shocking.' Captain Joshua Garner

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Richard Woodman knows how to tell a story, but has a healthy respect for history." - Saul David

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April 2021 : Paperback

Title: Unintended Consequences (Tales of the Sea)
Author(s): Richard Woodman
Publisher: Independently published
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March 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Unintended Consequences (Tales of the Sea Book 5)
Author(s): Richard Woodman
Publisher: Sharpe Books
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