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- DescriptionIt is 1861. Tom Wells is in pursuit of a girl from North Carolina. He accepts an offer from his employer to leave the quiet obscurity of his job as an office boy in a London shipping firm to cross the Atlantic to Nassau in the Bahamas. Now he must face the hazards of the Union blockade of the Confederate ports in the American Civil War. Tom's bravado may help him with the dangers of running the blockade, but how will he cope with the conflicting issues of love, loyalty and morality as he becomes entangled with a lady of easy virtue in Nassau?Tom's adventures take him through the perilous triangle between Nassau, Charleston and Wilmington NC, where he must smuggle arms and munitions through a gauntlet of Union warships to the Southern ports, bringing cotton and tobacco back to Nassau. Blockade running steamships were sleek and fast, but they were frequently captured or sunk by their pursuers. As the pace of the Civil War quickens, so the dangers increase. Tom's tangled love triangle heightens the tension.David Kent-Lemon presents us here with a fast paced and dynamic narrative, exploring a fascinating, dramatic and less well kwn corner of that extraordinary conflict - the American Civil War. The characters are finely drawn, with the balance between deceit and morality offset by courage and humour. The realism and historical accuracy of the background complete the picture.As the Civil War reaches its climax, so does the drama in Tom's life, heightened by the historical events within which he is embroiled.
- Author BiographyUntil 2004, David Kent-Lemon worked for a multi-national company. He has travelled widely and spent long spells living in Germany, Holland and Belgium. Now he lives in London, but his spiritual home is Brussels, where he has fallen in love with the cuisine, the people and the ambience. He is still a frequent visitor. He speaks German, French and Dutch.
- Author(s)David Kent-Lemon
- PublisherPen & Sword Books Ltd
- Date of Publication30/11/2012
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Place of PublicationSouth Yorkshire
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintClaymore Press
- Weight249 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine23 mm
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