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The Maddest Idea by James Nelson

The second book in the enthralling Revolution at Sea series In the late summer of 1775, General George Washington discovers that his cache of gunpowder has dwindled to a mere nine shots per man. A desperate plan is hatched - to send a ship under the command of Captain Isaac Biddlecomb to Bermuda to capture the British powder known to be there. But the plan is a trap, set by a traitor among the patriots, and one from which even Biddlecomb cannot escape. Washington despatches his aide-de-camp, Major Edward Fitzgerald, to hunt the traitor down, while Biddlecomb must rely on cunning and seamanship to free his men and the ship, and to capture the gunpowder that is the lifeblood of the fight for liberty. Divided by an ocean but bound by the cause, as well as by their own private fears, Biddlecomb and Fitzgerald must take on a common enemy - the greatest military power on earth... A powerful saga of the American Revolution - a stirring maritime adventure in the epic, true-to-life tradition of Patrick O'Brian.

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'Authenticity runs throughout the book, carrying total conviction'


* Patrick O'Brian * 'First rate action writing


* Publishers Weekly *


About the Author

James Nelson
James Nelson has served as a seaman, rigger, boatswain and officer on a number of sailing vessels. He is the author of the five books comprising his The Revolution at Sea saga and The Brethren of the Coast trilogy. He lives with his wife and children in Maine.

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Publication date

3rd November 2009

Author

James Nelson

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Author's Website

www.jameslnelson.com/

Publisher

Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
528 pages

Categories

Historical adventure

ISBN

9780552160513

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