OverviewUnder sealed orders for a long, arduous voyage, Captain Daniel Swift dispenses shipboard law with an iron fist to forge an efficient crew from a ragged group of unwilling, inexperienced "volunteers."
Reviews"Painfully authentic portrayal of naval life in the eighteenth century. A powerful story of lost humanity, its violent emotions and unremitting bleakness are shattering." —Guardian
Author BiographyJan Needle, a native of Portsmouth, England, has had a lifelong interest in naval history. He is the author of four acclaimed novels under the pseudonym Frank Kippax, and also has a highly successful career as a TV scriptwriter and, under his own name, as a writer of award-winning children's fiction.