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An Ill Wind

(John Pearce #6)

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Toulon, 1793. With the Republican Army at the gates, the citizens of Toulon are panicking, trying to flee the retribution of the guillotine. Amongst this confusion John Pearce and the rest of the Allied forces must put the needs of war before their lives: the Arsenal and dockyard must be destroyed, the ships they cannot get away must be set alight to deny them to the enemy ...more
Hardcover, 319 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Allison and Busby (first published 2009)
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David Flett
Mar 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
As a stand alone novel it lacks nautical adventure. Perhaps it would be better to read it as part of the series. But the hackneyed characters don't inspire me to read more.
Jean
This is book number seven in the John Pearce series. It is important to read this series in order as Donachie is going through the battle of Toulon step by step with each book in the series. This story is also set in 1793. The British navy is withdrawing from Toulon as the force led by Napoleon is overcoming the British defenses.

Lt. Pearce is caught between the rivalries of two leading admirals and threatened by the machination of the villainous captain Ralph Barclay. There is a sharp divide bet
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A good read, I really like this series.
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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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