When I reviewed the first book in ‘The Merriman Chronicles’, A Certain Threat, I said “if subsequent books keep up this standard it will be a good one.” I was not disappointed. The second book, Merriman and the French Invasion, as the title implies is about an attempted invasion, in this case of Ireland. There is a mixture of shipboard and shore action with a continuation of the espionage sub plot introduced in the first book. To this is added some personal treachery.
Merriman and his crew find themselves virtually unsupported as they defend the coast if Ireland against the plans of an arch enemy they have fought previously.
The mixture of familiar & new characters were well rounded as before in another well paced narrative. Although much of the action takes place ashore the book fits the genre well and I look forward to seeing what future adventures will reveal.