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A King's Commander (Alan Lewrie #7)

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Alan Lewrie is now commander of HMS "Jester," an 18-gun sloop. Lewrie sails into Corsica only to receive astonishing orders: he must lure his archenemy, French commander Guillaume Choundas, into battle and personally strike the malevolent spymaster dead. With Horatio Nelson as his squadron commander on one hand and a luscious courtesan who spies for the French on the other ...more
ebook, 448 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by McBooks Press (first published 1997)
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Mike (the Paladin)
So, second Alan Lewrie book I've read (back to back) this week. I like these books and wish I could give them a bit higher rating. I'm sure others will but for me every time Alan leaves his ship the story slows to a crawl.

Alan has received his first command here and having received promotion to Commander (one epaulet only). Of course being a commander instead of a "Post Captain" (at that time when a man was given a Captaincy his name was "posted" in the London Gazette) two guns were taken off hi
Don Casto
Another great tale . . .still a little awkward reading around non-English dialects for me, but I am horribly language challenged. My challenge with this book continues to be keeping an accurate image in my mind as ships maneuver at sea . . .sometimes I can see it, sometimes I cannot. The key seems to be starting any maneuvering sequence knowing which direction each vessel is headed. I keep hoping to find maps . . .as my imaginary ones sometimes become very raveled.
Aspen Junge
I read the entire series largely back-to-back (my local public library is well-stocked). One of the great things about this series is that we get to watch Alan Lewrie, the main character, grow up from a callow, self-indulgent teenager to a mature, thoughtful, and responsible adult.
I thought this was one of Lambdin's best. Always a good read. Wouldn't be right without a couple of doxies along the way.
Not as memorable but Lewrie does meet Nelson when the latter was still a captain.
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Dewey Lambdin (1945- ) is an American nautical historical novelist. He is best known for his Alan Lewrie naval adventure series, set during the Napoleonic Wars. Besides the Alan Lewrie series, he is also the author of What Lies Buried: a novel of Old Cape Fear.

A self-proclaimed "Navy Brat," Lambdin spent a good deal of his early days on both coasts of the U.S.A., and overseas duty stations, with h
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