Nick Turnhouse is captain of his own sloop, and increasingly aware of how rapidly he has been promoted and how much he does not know. He is reliant on the professional skill and goodwill of Master and Boatswain, both of whom are long experienced and old, coming close to the end of their seagoing days.
Returning from a convoy north to Halifax, Nick discovers a new admiral in command at English Harbour. His patron has returned to England and he is left as a junior captain in a station in which the new man has his own favourites.
Nick is sent as escort to a small out-of-season convoy, taking valuable ships to England… with a certainty that French intelligencers are in the know.
This the third book in The Call of the Sea, a series that has so far received more than 4,900 five star reviews.
Praise for The First Lieutenant, book two in the series
“Andrew Wareham has given us another riproaring episode in the rise and rise of Nick Turnhouse. Dorset boy to naval hero, he paints a vivid picture of 18th century life in the royal navy. Next please, Mr. Wareham.”
“Absolutely riveting. The perfect blend of the technical and the gory. More please. Nick is yet another Wareham hero.”
“Well crafted characters and an interesting story. I really enjoyed this and can’t wait for the next instalment of the series.”
“I always look forward to new books from this author – they are well written and the characters and plots are well thought out.”
“The book is fast-paced, lots of adventure. Mr Wareham’s turn of phrase is delightful.”