It's 1798, and while Nelson is achieving greatness in the Mediterranean with the Battle of the Nile, Alan Lewrie is still cruising the Caribbean on the HMS Proteus. But Lewrie's old enemy, the hideously disfigured Guillaume Choundas has newly arrived, to make life interesting, and so have two British spies who have the usual outlandish plans in the works. Lewrie has different aims in mind, of course, and for once things seem to be going his way. He's still in utter disgrace on the domestic front, however, which means he's actually trying to behave...!
This is the 11th Alan Lewrie adventure, so if a reader has made it this far, they are either somewhat compulsive or masochistic, or they really enjoy this series. And there is a lot to enjoy. Lewrie remains both very human and very likable, and his adventures are just a lot of fun to read. The series is best read from the beginning, and I for one, would heartily recommend the entire series. I can't wait to get on to read the next book.