Author David Donachie’s new novel, A Sea of Troubles, will be released in hardcover in the UK on 29 October 2012 and in the US on 15 November 2012.
1794. In the wake of the Glorious First of June, an equivocal success for the British naval fleet against the French Revolutionary forces, John Pearce has pressing matters to attend to. He has an urgent commission from Lord Hood, he must track down Midshipman Toby Burns and placate Emily who, estranged from her husband, Pearce ‘s enemy Captain Ralph Barclay, is now under his protection.
Meanwhile, Pearce finds himself aboard HMS Agamemnon, and in series of actions and shore raids, impresses Horatio Nelson with his bold and brave manoeuvers. Donachie’s sea-faring, firebrand hero throws an intriguing light on the naval skirmishes between Britain and Revolutionary France.