It is 1781 and the British-held American port of Yorktown on the Chesapeake Bay is under siege. Pounded by the American colonists on land and the deadly warships of their French allies at sea, the once proud city is in flames and near ruin. But on the horizon, the King's own fleet of heavily armed frigates heads full sail to blast through France's blockade. Aboard His Majesty's swift flagship DESPERATE, midshipman Alan Lewrie quickly sets his gunners to their lethal work, firing rapid broadsides of twenty-four pound shot at the enemy vessels. Cannon fire lights up the death-filled night as the fate of the King's Colonies hangs on the bravery of one young midshipman leading his ships into the fiery jaws of battle.
"Jack Aubrey, Stephen Maturin, Horatio Hornblower and now Alan Lewrie - the four new musketeers." (Amazon.com)
From the Compact Disc edition.
About Dewey Lambdin
Dewey Lambdin, a self-described navy brat, has been a sailor since 1976, with a special taste for cruising the Gulf of Mexico in his sloop. He is the author of seven Alan Lewrie novels: The King's Coat, The French Admiral, The King's Commission, The King's Privateer, The Gun Ketch, H.M.S. Cockerel, and A King's Commander. A member of the Naval Institute, Dewey Lambdin makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee.
About John Lee
John Lee is a renowned actor, director, and writer. He has read more than eighty audiobooks for BOT, including Drood by Dan Simmons, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, and The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk as well as several of Patrick O’Brian’s Master and Commander series. In addition to theater and film work, he has written several plays.