|"A wonderful blend of classic Georgian naval fiction, a mystery/thriller and a grand treasure hunt. Well paced and vividly drawn tale of adventure on the high seas. Highly recommended."|
|Old Salt Blog.|
1802 - The Treaty of Amiens heralds a fragile peace in the war with France. Britainís fighting ships languish in ordinary and sailors litter the alehouses of Portsmouth.
From a beach, Captain Quintrell observes a fleet preparing to sail little knowing he will soon have command of a frigate.
Entrusted with secret orders, he heads south, unaware of the horrors which lie ahead, but when he enters the freezing Southern Ocean, a mutinous crew, murder most foul and the dangers held within a simmering volcanic island pose as much of a threat as a broadside from a man-of-war.
Can Captain Quintrell complete his mission and return his ship and his unusual cargo safely to England. When he finally reaches Portsmouth, he believes he had succeeded, but a cruel twist puts him and his crew in mortal danger.
FLOATING GOLD is the first in a series of naval adventures set during the Napoleonic Wars and featuring Captain Quintrell, and his officers and men.
|"A pacey narrative which held my attention from cover to cover."|
|Historic naval fiction|
|"FLOATING GOLD is an excellent nautical fiction debut Ė very entertaining, well written and intelligently plotted."|
|"A tale worthy of a Hornblower epic."|
|Maritime Times, Tasmania.|
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