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Autumn 1941 and a fierce war rages amid the treacherous waters of the Dover Strait. It is fought by the gun and torpedo boats of Britains Coastal Forces: fast, frail vessels that do battle against the best of Germanys Kriegsmarine. The crews are mainly volunteers; men plucked from civilian life and new to the maelstrom of brutal combat. Each take a different route to meet ...more
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Published January 19th 2020 by Old Salt Press LLC
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Seymour Hamilton
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hellfire Corner, Alaric Bonds latest nautical adventure, departs the Age of Fighting Sail where his other 13 novels are set and instead goes aboard MTBs (Motor Torpedo Boats) and MGBs (Motor Gun Boats) of the Coastal Forces in the English Channel during WWII. MGBs were made of wood and powered by two or three massive petrol-drinking internal combustion engines. The boats were lightly armed with half-inch Vickers and 20mm Oerlikons and their wooden hulls had no armour whatsoever.

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Mauricio Dias
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hell of a read.

Good book keeps u interested. Finished to fast.I want to read more soon nnnn nnn nnnnn nnnnnn nnnn nnn nnn
Helen Hollick
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Alaric Bond is well known for his sea-faring novels set during the times of Nelson, but here he makes a first foray into the second world war and specifically, the work of the Coastal Patrols based on the Kent coast, and it is a very good debut foray!

Robert Harris is the captain of MGB95 (Motor Gun Boat) where he is both competent and confident in his own abilities. But when his Sub Lieutenant is killed during a hazardous outing, he begins to wonder about his 'people skills', for he knows that
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Richard Tearle
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Alaric Bond is well known for his sea-faring novels set during the times of Nelson, but here he makes a first foray into the second world war and specifically the work of the Coastal Patrols based on the Kent coast.

Robert Harris is the captain of MGB95 (Motor Gun Boat) where he is both competent and confident in his own abilities. But when his Sub Lt is killed during a hazardous outing, he begins to wonder about his 'people skills', for he knows that he is not particularly popular with either
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john temple
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Spellbinding

A fabulous tale about a small ship, it's free and their private and professional lives. The action scenes are exciting and very realistic, whilst the authors depiction of the characters is so in depth you start to feel you actually know them. This is an extremely well written and researched story and is an exciting and page turning story.
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Alaric Bond has written for television, radio and the stage but now focuses on historical nautical fiction with fifteen published novels, twelve of which are in his acclaimed Fighting Sail series.
Set in Nelsons Navy of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars, these have no central hero but feature characters from all ranks and stations; an innovative approach that gives an exciting and realistic
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