Call of the Sea

High on the List (2024)

The Call of the Sea series has more than 16,000 5-star reviews on Amazon Nick Turnhouse is now a senior captain, some two thirds of the way up the List, perhaps as little as five years short of automatic promotion to Rear Admiral. As such, he must accept more...

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Dishonour in Denmark (2023)

The Royal Navy is larger than it has ever been – nearly eight hundred ships and one hundred and twenty thousand men – and it is too small for the tasks demanded of it if the war is to be won. British hardwood forests have been destroyed, with the exception of the...

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The Great South Sea (2023)

‘The Call of the Sea’ series has received more than 12,000 5-Star reviews Bloody Nick Turnhouse has returned from Mauritius to Bombay, where he is welcomed with orders received from London by the overland route. He is to frighten the Spanish by showing himself in a...

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Distant Waters (2023)

The short-lived Peace of Amiens is over. Entered into in bad faith, the Peace has provided both sides with the chance to take a breath and restock their arsenals. Sir Nicholas Turnhouse, Bloody Nick, has recovered from his wound and is ready to go to sea again,...

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The Middle Sea (2023)

Captain Turnhouse RN – Bloody Nick – is still in the Mediterranean, nursing his experimental frigate and enjoying the mixed blessings of being favoured by Old Jervie, a hard but just taskmaster. The French are still reeling from the shock of the Battle of the Nile,...

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A Pretty Fortune (2022)

Captain Nicholas Turnhouse – Bloody Nick – takes his new experimental Amphion-class heavy frigate out to the Mediterranean to join the command of Old Jervie, Lord St Vincent, immediately after the Battle of the Nile. His ship is new and powerful… and sails like a pig....

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The Africa Hand (2022)

Bloody Nick Turnhouse is in fine fettle, a frigate captain and respected by those who know him. He has taken a ship twice to the Bight of Benin and survived both occasions, falling to none of the fevers. Unfortunately, this has made him one of the few naval captains...

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Newly Made A Gentleman (2022)

Nick Turnhouse knows how lucky he has been, and has little choice other than to ride the wave of his good fortune, regardless of where it may take him. He has made himself into Bloody Nick and must continue to take risks and hope to survive them if he is to make his...

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England, Home and… (2022)

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...

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The First Lieutenant (2021)

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...

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