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The Scent of Betrayal (Privateersman Mysteries #5)

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The discovery of an abandoned Spanish merchant ship off the coast of America plunges the Ludlows into a far-reaching conspiracy fueled by jealousy, ambition and nationalistic fervor. The Bucephalas lies trapped under the gaping muzzles of the 32-pounder Spanish guns of New Orleans' harbor fort. It quickly becomes clear that the corridors of the governor's residence are jus ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by McBooks Press (first published April 4th 1997)
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Oct 06, 2016 Jim rated it really liked it
The plot of this 5th novel of David Donachie's Privateersman Mysteries is a bit convoluted, making it times hard to follow.

Harry Ludlow, captain of the privateer ship Bucephalas, is taking French royalists to New Orleans when he comes across an abandoned merchant ship off the Louisiana coast. A day or so later, he spots a raft with a dead man hung on a small mast, followed by a number of casks. It turns out the dead man was the captain of the merchant ship and the casks were used as a means of
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Aug 02, 2012 Joe Bartello rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like this book. It had privateers, riverboat men, prostitutes, Madams, Indians, Creoles, Spaniards, treasure and great ships; all the ingredients for a swashbucking tale that should delight.
About three quarters of the way in though, the Scent of betrayal started to remind me of another scent more commonly found in the barnyard. Perhaps worth a look but largely a no-brainer timewaster.
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aka Tom Connery, Johnny 'Two Combs' Howard, Jack Ludlow.

David Donachie was born in Edinburgh in 1944. He has had a variety of jobs, including selling everything from business machines to soap. He has always had an abiding interest in the naval history of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which he drew upon for the many novels he has set in that period. The author of a number of bestselling
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Privateersman Mysteries (6 books)
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  • The Dying Trade (Privateersman Mysteries, #2)
  • A Hanging Matter (Privateersman Mysteries, #3)
  • An Element of Chance (Privateersman Mysteries, #4)
  • A Game of Bones (Privateersman Mysteries, #6)

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