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The War of Knives (The Matty Graves Novels #2)

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When Matty Graves, acting lieutenant in the newly formed U.S. Navy, agrees to become a spy in the French colony of Saint-Dómingue, he plunges headlong into a brutal world of betrayal and double-cross beyond anything he’s ever known. At first the bloody civil war between former slaves and their mixed-race overseers simply offers a way to test himself and a means to purge hi ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by McBooks Press (first published January 1st 2007)
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May 18, 2016 Eric rated it liked it
Certainly more violent than the first book of the series, but an okay read. The book loosely chronicles the War of Knives (slave up rising) in the Caribbean in early 1800. It gets its American Navy thread from the role of Captain Christopher Perry's ship, the "General Greene." I will read book three, "Peter Wicked," and let you know.
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Nautical fiction from the Age of Sail encompasses time when other things were in the world besides wooden ships and iron men. Our hero is an iron man and Campbell takes pains to show us just how tough he is for a lad right around the age of 18.

But we leave a great deal of the nautical part aside in this telling. We also have a great deal of this story reliant on some of the last book which makes a great part of the telling of this story not stand on its own, but rather needing the previous book.
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Jan 07, 2012 Lisa Jensen rated it really liked it
If Huck Finn ran away to sea in the early days of the U. S. Navy, he might sound a lot like Matty Graves in Broos Campbell's bracing adventure series. In a mission ashore in revolutionary San Domingo (later Haiti), Matty braves infighting between the forces of iconic former slave leader "Father" Toussaint L'Ouverture and his renegade mulatto general Pétion, in search of absolution for his own demons. Campbell serves up vivid characters and plenty of bloody action, along with Matty's wry, increas ...more
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