More than a decade ago, Thomas Kydd and Nicholas Renzi were in the Caribbean as sailors before the mast in the old Trajan.
Now Kydd, a storied hero of Trafalgar, holds the glory of being post-captain of the 32-gun frigate, L'Aurore.
After unremitting war a Caribbean posting seems a welcome respite.
But Kydd and Renzi soon find themselves facing a familiar threat as the French imperil Britain's vital sugar trade.
When merchantmen begin vanishing from the sea, Kydd and Renzi must embark on a dangerous game of espionage, seamanship and breath-taking action in order to destroy a new and terrible danger to the Empire.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages, maps (black and white)
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 08/05/2014
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9781444712063