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The Perils of Command

Narrated by: Peter Wickham
Series: John Pearce, Book 12
Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
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Summary

John Pearce, having negotiated the highly questionable sale of the two French prizes taken in The Devil to Pay, has left HMS Flirt, as well as the crew and the wounded Henry Digby in Brindisi and is headed for Naples to see his lover.

In an uncomfortable journey he seeks to work out a way to best both Admiral Sir William Hotham and Captain Ralph Barclay, men who are his sworn enemies. All his calculations are thrown into turmoil when he discovers that Emily is pregnant which, while it is a cause for joy, is also a reason to worry; she is still married to Ralph Barclay and by the laws of the time he can claim the child as his own.

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Great story but only 1 Chapter length.

Great story but only one Chapter in length. This behaviour of plumping up short stories as full books is unjust.

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great left me wanting more

Really good book with a twist in the end looking forward to the next one in the series