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THE WAR CHEST - An Adam Horne Adventure.

Hill, Porter.

ISBN 10: 0285627139 / ISBN 13: 9780285627130
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London, 1986, Souvenir press, UK first edition, hard bound in dust jacket, Fine/Fine condition. 220 pages------------------------------------------ 2nd entry in this series about an officer of the East India Company's Bombay Marines during the 7 Years War in the Indian Ocean, pitting Horne against the French Navy.--------------------------------Captain Adam Horne of history's first commando-style unit, the Bombay Marine, has rapidly become one of today's most popular fictional characters since the appearance of the first volume of his adventures, The Bombay Marines. "The story has everything a good yarn should have", wrote a reviewer in Uovd's List. "Let's hope we will be hearing more of Captain Adam Horne and the Honourable East India Company."Here, then, is the second book about the dare-devil Captain and his motley but steadfastly loyal band of ex-convict fighters-----------------------------------------------Fresh from his victorious mission to capture General Lally from Fort St. George, Madras, Captain Horne is summoned to his commanding officer, Commodore Watson, to receive his next, secret assignment. Against impossible odds, Horne had succeeded at Madras; now, although Watson himself is not privy to the nature of the new mission, he gives Horne his orders with great reluctance, feeling deep down that he is sending the Captain and his crew of trusty villains to certain death.Told only that he must proceed as a passenger to the island of Madagascar where he will receive further instructions, Horne embarks on a mission of such danger and daring that no one in London, where the plan has been evolved, believes that it can succeed. With the war against the French at stalemate, the British Chiefs of Staff are looking for an unofficial means to reactivate the conflict in India and so drive the French from the subcontinent forever. What better way than to make use, not of the stalwart men of the Royal Navy, but of that quasi-official band of expendable cut-throats, the East India Company's Bombay Marine?. N° de ref. de la librería 39227

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Título: THE WAR CHEST - An Adam Horne Adventure.

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Edición: 1st Edition

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Porter Hill is the pseudonym of a writer whose family connections with British India go back to the early nineteenth century. Educated in England, he had a life-long interest in Indian and naval history and spent many years studying the British conquest of the subcontinent.

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