Combining three novellas that cover the early years of Richard Bolitho's service in the Royal Navy-including the latest Bolitho novella Band of Brothers-this omnibus is the new first book in the Richard Bolitho series, taking the place of McBooks's Midshipman Bolitho. All three novellas are packed with trademark Kent descriptions of ships under sail, eighteenth century sea battles and the burdens of command in a crowded wooden world bent on warfare.
Alexander Kent, pen name of Douglas Edward Reeman, joined the British Navy at 16, serving on destroyers and small craft during World War II, and eventually rising to the rank of lieutenant. He has taught navigation to yachtsmen and has served as a script adviser for television and films. His books have been translated into nearly two dozen languages.