|Beyond the Reef (1992) [Novel]|
by Alexander Kent
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March 1808: Napoleon is holding Portugal and now threatens his old ally, Spain. Vice-Admiral Richard Bolitho, estranged from his wife and child and increasingly troubled with his sight, is ordered once more to South Africa to help establish a permanent naval force. However, on a reef off the African coast, disaster strikes the crew of the Golden Plover and Bolitho and the survivors have to summon up all their reserves of hope and courage.
Original title: Beyond the Reef
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Military and Naval Adventure