The Maddest Idea

The Maddest Idea

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This is 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...It is a powerful saga of the American Revolution - a stirring maritime adventure in the epic, true-to-life tradition of Patrick O'Brian.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 106 x 174 x 34mm | 258.55g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0552149616
  • 9780552149617
  • 1,458,037

About James Nelson

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 group of Rhode Island patriots suggest a desperate plan - to send a ship to Bermuda to capture the British powder known to be there, and they further recommend that Captain Isaac Biddlecomb should lead the expedition. But the plan is a trap, set by a traitor among the patriots, and one from which even Biddlecomb cannot escape. With arch treachery threatening to scupper the revolution, Washington despatches his aide-de-camp, Major Edward Fitzgerald, to hunt the traitor down. Meanwhile, 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...show more

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