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First World War Firecracker
on 12 March 2004
An excellent novel.
The story revolves around a misunderstood British naval officer who (for his sins) of being mis-quoted by a newspaper reporter after a naval battle early on in the First World War, is sent by the British Admiralty to the backwater of the Pacific to spend the rest of the war kicking his heals in obscurity.
However fate has a fickle sense of humour and a series of events leads to the crew of his new ship 'Thunder' (an old pre-dreadnought cruiser) seeing him and his actions in a very different light, leading to some well described action sequences.
I'd recommend this book to any reader who is getting a little jaded of the 'action' genre.