Sent on a suicide mission, John Cavendish’s first captaincy could be his last. An m/m Age-of-Sail romance from the author of “Captain’s Surrender”.
Running Press, 2009
For his first command, John Cavendish is given the elderly bomb vessel
HMS Meteor, and a crew as ugly as the ship. He’s determined to make a
success of their first mission, and hopes the well-liked lieutenant
Alfie Donwell can pull the crew together before he has to lead them into
battle: stopping the slave trade off the coast of Algiers.
Alfie knows that with a single ship, however well manned, their mission
is futile, and their superiors back in England are hoping to use their
demise as an excuse for war with the Ottoman Empire. But the darker secret
he keeps is his growing attraction for his commanding officer – a secret punishable by death.
With the arrival of his former captain – and lover – on the scene, Alfie is
torn between the security of his past and the uncertain promise of a
future with the straight-laced John.
Against a backdrop of war, intrigue, piracy and personal betrayal, the
high seas will carry these men through dangerous waters from England to
Africa, from the Arctic to the West Indies, in search of a safe harbor.