OverviewBolitho stands on the brink of manhood and must pass his examination before the Navy Board to begin his true career as a King's Officer. Soon, he and his friend Martyn Dancer set sail to deliver the new schooner Hotspur to the Channel Islands. Bolitho finds himself forced to confront an abusive lieutenant and test his mettle against vicious smugglers.
Author BiographyDouglas Edward Reeman, who also writes under the name Alexander Kent, joined the British Navy at 16, serving on destroyers and small craft during World War II, and eventually rising to the rank of lieutenant. He has taught navigation to yachtsmen and has served as a script adviser for television and films. As Alexander Kent, Reeman is the author of the best-selling Richard Bolitho Novels. His books have been translated into nearly two dozen languages.