China Flyer (Ebook)
Book three in the Bombay Marines series
The Bombay Marines are the East India Company's private fighting ships, defending India's coast and naval trading routes. Captain Adam Horne is the commander of history's first naval commandos and a hero in the mould of Hornblower, Alexander Kent's Bolitho or Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey and Maturin. The Adam Horne trilogy, following The Bombay Marines and The War Chest ('Lloyd's List' described the first novel in the series as "everything a good yarn should have"), concludes with Captain Horne following a trail into the perilous waters of the China Seas in pursuit of George Fanshawe, who has disappeared under mysterious circumstances with gold from the East India Company's coffers and valuable charts detailing the trading routes for the burgeoning trade with China. Horne is given the order, find Fanshaw, and soon! With his diminished band of loyal ex-convicts, Horne sails eastward in search of the elusive merchant through seas infested with pirates and the hostile Chinese. Rich in excitement and period atmosphere, China Flyer vibrantly recreates the drama of life at sea in the eighteenth century. Packed with suspense, this cunningly plotted story will hold its readers enthralled from the first sentence to its unexpected ending.