By S. Thomas Russell

"[A] exciting tale of nautical warfare" ("Kirkus Reviews") from the writer of "Under Enemy Colors."

Winter 1793. grasp and Commander Charles Hayden is given orders to come to the ill-fated HMS Themis because the British struggle the French for keep an eye on of the strategically positioned island of Corsica, the place his captaincy and armed forces ability are stretched to their utmost as he unearths himself on the leading edge of this brutal conflict of empires.

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And Grandma chuckled and dug him in the ribs with her elbow. Ein Kessel Buntes began with the sort of music that had been popular in the mid-sixties – a big brass arrangement with a rock and roll backbeat. Then there were dancers in top hats and sparkly jackets and stockings and high lace-up boots that were supposed to look sexy. They started to prance around in formation, singing about ‘starting something’. It could have been a romance by the way they were making eyes at the camera. But if you listened closely they were talking about starting a better life in the DDR.

He played in the trumpet and drums brigade of the local Free German Youth and he was always pestering the youth leader to let him borrow the snare drum he used in parades. But Heinz had been told he was not to use their equipment to play any rock music nonsense, especially with a bunch of rowdies like Alex, Holger and Anton. So for now, Heinz had his own drumsticks and a set of tins and boxes. ‘We need a name,’ said Holger, before they had played a note. ‘I’ve got a couple,’ said Anton. They all looked at him warily.

There are several suspicious people in the streets around the apartment block,’ he said. ‘My comrade is convinced they are plain-clothes police. ’ Kohl stared at the man without replying. ‘I told them we should never have trusted you,’ said Klaus. ‘How do we know you won’t betray us? ’ Kohl could feel the weight of his pistol in his jacket pocket and had to restrain himself. They were interrupted by the sound of a key in the door. A young woman wearing sunglasses, a large hat and a mini skirt, burst through the door.

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