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Troubled Waters

When we left Dewey Lambdin’s naval character Alan Lewrie in A King’s Trade he has just returned from his convoy mission to the Cape of Good Hope something of a minor celebrity due to his victory over a French frigate larger than HMS Proteus. While denied a knighthood because of the odor attached to his personal life, he was rewarded with a new command: HMS Savage, a 36-gun 18-pounder frigate and sent back to sea to get him out of sight.

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Sea of Grey

Sea of Grey is the tenth of the Alan Lewrie novels by Dewey Lambdin.

A Sea of Grey picks up at the conclusion of King’s Captain. Regaining control of his ship in the aftermath of the mutiny at The Nore, Lewrie joins the squadron of Admiral Adam Duncan blockading the Dutch port of Texel.

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King’s Captain

King’s Captain covers the career of Dewey Lambdin’s naval hero Alan Lewrie from Valentine’s Day 1797 through the collapse of the Nore Mutiny in June 1797.

Following his adventure in Jester’s Fortune, Lewrie finds himself and Jester still under the command of Admiral Sir John Jervis in his Mediterranean Fleet that now, by the loss of Toulon, Corsica, and the Italian states, has been effectively expelled from the Mediterranean.

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Jester’s Fortune

Jester’s Fortune picks up the career of Dewey Lambdin’s character, Alan Lewrie, where A King’s Commander ended.

It is 1796 and Admiral Sir John Jervis has just succeeded Admiral Sir William Hotham to command of the Mediterranean theater. A previous obscure Corsican artilleryman is beating the unbeatable Austrians like a rented mule and the various Italian states are falling like dominoes.

Jervis decides to send a small squadron into the Adriatic to harry French commerce and to demonstrate support to both Venice and Austria.

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