The year is 1742, and Edward Mainwaring, the courageous American seaman who defended the honor of the Crown in "Royal Yankee" and "The Golden Galleon", is called to rough seas — this time to thwart a possible defeat in the Mediterranean, where French and Spanish fleets have threateningly joined together in Toulon Harbor.
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Once again pitted against his brutal nemesis, the cunning and dishonorable Chevalier Rigaud de la Roche-Bourbon, Mainwaring faces his most daunting assignment yet: to storm and conquer the vast French naval fortress. Armed with only a few, poorly armed ships and a small crew of prisoners, he braves brutal and vengeful attacks and bloody hand-to-hand battles that are a true test of his sharp strategic acumen, his valiant swashbuckling skills, and, ultimately, his drive to defend the British flag against an unthinkable naval disaster. The third adventure in the Mainwaring Series, "Admiral of Fear" is a truly rousing high-seas adventure.
About the Author: Victor Suthren is a Canadian writer and historian with a special interest in maritime history. A former Director General of the Canadian War Museum, he has written seven adventure novels about the sea, as well as histories including "The War of 1812" and biographies of James Cook and de Bougainville.