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Be thereBut the plan is a trap set by a traitor among the patriots and one from which even Biddlecomb cannot escape Washington despatches his aide de camp Major Edward Fitzgerald to hunt the traitor down while Biddlecomb must rely on cunning and seamanship to free his men and the ship and to capture the gunpowder that is the li. I love James L Nelson s books I ve been a big fan of sea stories like Horatio Hornblower and the AubreyMaturin series for some time However Nelson s writing is much easier to read and I would think gratifying for the modern audience His Revolution at Sea series is also from the American perspective It s nice for once to read historical fiction from this side of the pondI always like a little romance in my books but I never expect much from books that aren t written as romances While Nelson doesn t have a lot of women in his books it is after all set mostly on ships of war the main female character is believable and engaging She s clearly not just some after thought that the author added so he could spice things up a bit The love that is blossoming

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The Maddest Idea

Feblood of the fight for liberty Divided by an ocean but bound by the cause as well as by their own private fears Biddlecomb and Fitzgerald must take on a common enemy the greatest military power on earth A powerful saga of the American Revolution a stirring maritime adventure in the epic true to life tradition of Patrick O'Bria. Second in the Revolution at Sea Triology which later became the Revolution at Sea Saga due to the inclusion of a 4th and 5th book

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The second book in the enthralling Revolution at Sea seriesIn the late summer of 1775 General George Washington discovers that his cache of gunpowder has dwindled to a mere nine shots per man A desperate plan is hatched to send a ship under the command of Captain Isaac Biddlecomb to Bermuda to capture the British powder known to. A pretty solid story about some events in American history I was not familiar with While the US wars at sea were never as long and involved as British there still were some interesting events and this trilogy examines a few during the US Revolutionary WarThe second in the trilogy Maddest Idea deals with the protagonist Isaac Biddlecomb coming to terms with being a part of the Revolution and becoming a full war time sea captain There are some events that are a bit unlikely his crew learns to be experts and work together a bit too swiftly but overall it is exciting and clearly written by someone familiar with the seaBy this time so many sea novels have come out that its not easy to present the reader with something new or surprising about combat at s


10 thoughts on “The Maddest Idea

  1. says:

    Several months have passed since Lexington and Concord and the Battle of Bunker Hill Now George Washington's new ragtag colonial army is besieging the British in Boston There's just one problem the army only has enough black powder for 9 cartridges per soldier Hardly enough for a skirmish leave alone a battle And if a cannon duel should flare up between the two sides well the colonials' precious power would be

  2. says:

    A pretty solid story about some events in American history I was not familiar with While the US wars at sea were never as long and involved as British there still were some interesting events and this trilogy examines a few during the US Revolutionary WarThe second in the trilogy Maddest Idea deals with the protagonist Isaac Biddlecomb coming to terms with being a part of the Revolution and becoming a full war time sea c

  3. says:

    There were so many twists in this book it was hard to tell which idea was the maddest However I really did like how the stak

  4. says:

    The sixth book read of this author An exciting page turner The Biddlecomb character is like a Dirk Pitt of the 18th centu

  5. says:

    I love James L Nelson's books I've been a big fan of sea stories like Horatio Hornblower and the AubreyMaturin series for some time However Nelson's writing is much easier to read and I would think gratifying fo

  6. says:

    Second book in the trilogy Not as much fun as the first book A sea faring novel about the Revolutionary War with extremely accurate and authentic nautical renderings

  7. says:

    Another good historical maritime novel

  8. says:

    Great historical fiction about navy warfa

  9. says:

    Second in the Revolution at Sea Triology which later became the Revolution at Sea Saga due to the inclusion of a 4th and 5th book

  10. says:

    Similar to the first book enjoyable historical fiction if a little over dramatic in the descriptions of the character's emotions I liked it

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