(From the publisher):
December 1773. Midshipman Bolitho's ship, the Gorgon
is laid up in Falmouth for refitting, and the young sailor - now seventeen - looks forward to a peaceful Christmas with his family. But Cornwall is now a violent place. Smuggling is rife, witchcraft abounds, and ugly rumors lead to the murder of a revenue officer.
As the Gorgon lies helplessly in dry dock, piracy and 'wrecking' becomes a dangerous threat to the undefended shores. Then one day the Avenger, a small man-of-war, sails into Falmouth...
Original title: Midshipman Bolitho and the "Avenger"
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Military and Naval Adventure