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Yankee Mission

Multiple copy pack / ISBN-13: 9781399716086

Price: £35

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1812.
Off the coast of Brazil, HMS Java, a proud British 38-gun frigate, is captured in battle by the American USS Constitution – signaling across the world’s oceans a challenge to Britain’s naval premiership that cannot be ignored.

Back in England Captain Sir Thomas Kydd is enjoying a moment of normal life with his wife and his newborn son. With his Thunderer in dock receiving some well-earned repairs he is, momentarily, without a command. It’s a position the Admiralty does not leave him in for long, and he is soon given a mission: engage the young republic in a fair fight, frigate against frigate, and restore the Navy’s reputation. And they have just the ship and crew for him… Tyger.

But on reaching the US east coast, Kydd and his trusted Tygers realise that the hardest part of their mission will be drawing out one of the Yankee men-o’-war to engage in battle – especially once the Americans get wind of his purpose. It’s a tall order, requiring every ounce of the crew’s guile and persistence – and when fortune turns against them, Kydd finds not only his career, but his life, hanging in the balance.

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PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THE KYDD SERIES:
A very readable and enjoyable story . . . I can only recommend that you go out, beg, borrow or buy, and enjoy
Bernard Cornwell
In Stockwin's hands the sea story will continue to entrance readers across the world
Guardian
This heady adventure blends fact and fiction in rich, authoritative detail
Nautical Magazine
The characterization is first-class, and the reader quickly becomes involved with all that happens
Historical Novels Review
There is no disputing Stockwin's ability to tell a good yarn backed by meticulous research. Stockwin's eye for authentic detail is faultless
Pennant
Paints a vivid picture of life aboard the mighty ship-of-the-line
Daily Express