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    Take, Burn or Destroy (Charles Hayden Novel) (Hardback) By (author) S Thomas Russell, By (author) Sean Russell

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    DescriptionMaster and Commander Charles Hayden returns in the riveting new seafaring adventure from the bestselling author. 1794, the height of the French Revolution--Charles Hayden sets off aboard the ill-fated HMS Themis with orders to destroy a French frigate sailing from Le Havre and to gather intelligence from a royalist spy. On discovering French plans for an imminent invasion of England, Hayden must return to Portsmouth to give warning before it's too late. But the enemy has been lying in wait for him, and so begins a dangerous chase out into the Atlantic and into the clutches of a powerful French squadron. After a thwarted attempt to masquerade as French sailors, Hayden and his officers are taken prisoner. A shipwreck following a storm and a case of mistaken identity befall Hayden and his men, as they try in desperation to escape in order to warn the Lords of the Admiralty. Failure will mean the invasion of England--and the guillotine for Hayden.

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    Take, Burn or Destroy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) S Thomas Russell, By (author) Sean Russell
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 434
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    ISBN 13: 9780399158964
    ISBN 10: 0399158960

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV
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    B&T Book Type: FI
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC032000, FIC002000, FIC014000
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    LC classification: PR9199.3.R84 T35 2013
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/DIXNAS
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Putnam Adult
    Imprint name
    Putnam Adult
    Publication date
    16 May 2013
    Author Information
    S. THOMAS RUSSELL is a lifelong sailor whose passion for the sea--and his love of Patrick O'Brian's seafaring novels--inspired the Charles Hayden series. He lives on Vancouver Island in Canada.
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    Praise for TAKE, BURN OR DESTROY "[Russell is] incredibly skilled at crafting these seafaring adventures. Hayden makes for a rich character whose internal turmoil lends credence to his role as master and commander, while his crew is as varied and interesting as any of Patrick O'Brien's lot. Another vivid adventure with a tumultuous historical backdrop--not to be missed by fans of pirates and naval strategy or by history buffs."--"Kirkus" Praise for the Charles Hayden novels by S. Thomas Russell: "Russell's encyclopedic command of nautical lore, joined to his rare ability to spin a ripping yarn, places the reader right in the middle of the action, of which there is plenty. He loves this stuff, and he makes us love it, but does us the courtesy never to oversimplify, never to gloss over the flaws of the officers, the seamen, the politicians, and their navy. Out of that ruthlessly clear-eyed vision, he creates characters and situations that stay in the reader's memory even as memories of broadsides and cutlass duels fade."--Neal Stephenson, "New York Times-"bestselling author of "Anathem" and The Baroque Cycle "Fans of Patrick O'Brian's works and other novels in the naval adventure genre will enjoy ["Under Enemy Colors"]" . . . "A fast-paced and eventful narrative . . . The novel benefits from thorough research and a mastery of the technical details of sailing in the 1790s."--"Library Journal" "A colorful account of duty and honor, punctuated by the cannonade of naval warfare."--"Kirkus " "Russell's first-rate debut features taut plotting, liberal action, and . . . a complex, sympathetic hero."--"Publishers Weekly" "["Under Enemy Colors"] grips the audience with its insightful look at war at sea. Charles is a fantastic protagonist who keeps the exciting story line together . . . Historical readers will cherish this strong naval saga with vivid sea battles, strong characterizations, and a deep sense of time and plac