Revisit Horatio Hornblower as envisioned by the new author, John Mahon, in a new adventure approved by the sons of C.S. Forester.
The stirring action begins where the unfinished last Hornblower adventure, Hornblower During the Crisis
, written by C.S. Forester ends. In this story, Hornblower travels as a spy disguised as a servant through Spain attempting to carry out the orders of the First Lord of the Admiralty. After a short spell in Portugal where newly invented spinnaker sails are fitted to his ship, he's off to Jamaica to protect the island against a possible French invasion by ships loaded with Napoleon's soldiers. All the intricacies of the plot click together into a very good read about Hornblower, while keeping his history and character intact.
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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 08 May, 2012.