For a French prisoner of war, there is only one fate worse than the gallows: the hulks. Former man-o-wars, now converted to prison ships, their fearsome reputation guarantees a sentence served in dreadful conditions. Few survive. Escape, it's said, is impossible. Yet reports persist of a sinister smuggling operation within this brutal world, and the Royal Navy is worried enough to send two of its officers to investigate.
When they disappear without a trace, the Navy turns in desperation to Bow Street for help. It's time to send in a man as dangerous as the prey. It's time to send in Hawkwood.
"The dashingly mysterious Hawkwood is entirely suitable as a Regency-era James Bond." "Historical thriller fans will look forward to the sequels." "Readers of C. S. Harris, Bernard Cornwell, and C. S. Forester, along with Dirk Pitt fans who enjoy historical fiction, will snap up this adventure." "A ripping yarn, fast-paced, violent and exciting." "A darkly attractive hero, terrific period atmosphere and action that moves so fast." "Rambunctious entertainment."
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 15th June 2014
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.9 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.67