Signal--close Action!

Signal--close Action!

Book - 1999
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The year is 1798. Commodore Richard Bolitho is sent to the Mediterranean where Napoleon's naval forces are massing, preparing to annex Egypt. When Bolitho places his squadron between the Nile and the entire French fleet, the fate of his men and the freedom of his nation hang on the decisions he must make in the awful heat of battle.
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : McBooks Press ; Chicago : Distributed to the book trade by Login Trade, 1999
ISBN: 0935526676 (pbk.)
9780935526677 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: FIC KENT
Characteristics: 366 p. ; 21 cm


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Oct 11, 2015

Bolitho moves toward more planning and strategy


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Jun 16, 2010

In this, the seventh Richard Bolitho novel, Alexander Kent continues Bolitho's story following the events described in The Flag Captain. Once again Mr Kent has combined historical authenticity with stirring storytelling of the highest order, and Signal - Close Action! will be enthusiastically welcomed by his ever-growing international readership.
When in 1798 Richard Bolitho hoists his broad pendant as commodore of a small squadron and prepares to re-enter the Mediterranean he is soon made aware of his responsibility. There are rumours of a massive French armada and of the latest type of artillery - and Bolitho's orders are to seek out the enemy and to discover the intentions of his growing force.
Without any British bases in the Mediterranean, and unable to show favour to old friends, Bolitho is well aware that there are others within his ships who are no less dangerous than the enemy - and during the weeks and months in which the squadron faces the hazards of the weather and French broadsides alike, Bolitho knows that far more than his own future is at stake. A fleet, even a nation, could depend on his decisions and, when he places his squadron between the Nile and the power of France, he must accept the price of the challenge.


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