London, 1793: Young firebrand John Pearce is illegally press-ganged from the refuge of the Pelican tavern to a brutal life aboard HMS Brilliant, a frigate on its way to war.
The pressed men from the tavern eventually form an exclusive gun crew, the Pelicans, with Pearce their elected leader.
During an action-packed two weeks, as HMS Brilliant chases a French privateer across the English Channel, this disparate group of men form friendships that will last a lifetime.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 512 pages
- Publisher: Allison & Busby
- Publication Date: 26/09/2005
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780749082604