Take, Burn or Destroy
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Take, Burn or Destroy

By (author) S Thomas Russell

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Master and Commander Charles Hayden returns in the riveting seafaring adventure by bestselling author S. Thomas Russell. In 1794, the French Revolution rages, and Charles Hayden sets off aboard the HMS "Themis "with orders to destroy a French frigate and to gather intelligence from a royalist spy. Upon discovering French plans for an imminent invasion of England, Hayden must return to Portsmouth to raise the alarm before it's too late. But the enemy is laying in wait--and so begins a dangerous chase out into the Atlantic and into the clutches of a powerful French squadron. With no chance of fighting their way through, Hayden and his officers are taken prisoner. Shipwrecked in a storm on the French coast and mistaken for a French sea officer, Hayden must attempt a desperate escape to warn the Lords of the Admiralty. Failure will mean the invasion of England--and the guillotine for Hayden.

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 138 x 208 x 30mm | 359.99g
  • 04 Mar 2014
  • Berkley Books
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0425268535
  • 9780425268537
  • 328,828

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S. Thomas Russell is a lifelong sailor whose passion for the sea inspired "Take, Burn or Destroy," "A Battle Won," and "Under Enemy Colors." He lives on Vancouver Island in Canada.

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Praise for "A Battle Won" "[A] thrilling story of nautical warfare...A bracing tale that modernizes the seafaring classicism of Patrick O'Brian for a new generation." --"Kirkus Reviews " "Readers who relish the sting of salt spray and the tang of gunpowder will enjoy every page." --"Publishers Weekly "

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