Lieutenant Thomas Talleyman returns in a thrilling naval action story! Perfect for fans of Dewey Lambdin, Julian Stockwin and Patrick O’Brian.
Talleyman is headed to the Arctic Circle, where an icy war is raging…
The Crimean War has been raging for a year.
On half pay from the Royal Navy, Thomas Talleyman is now farming his father’s land in the Fens, with a wife and two young sons.
But when Captain Paxton Only appears with an intriguing proposition, Talleyman soon finds himself as First Lieutenant in charge of a motley crew aboard the HMS Flamingo, bound for Murmansk in Arctic Russia. Their mission: to smuggle in a secret agent to support a rebellion against the Tsar.
Icebound and alone, when the Flamingo comes under fire from a mystery sniper and Captain Only goes missing, Talleyman is forced to take command.
But will the increasingly restless crew obey him? Can the Flamingo survive a whole winter deep in enemy territory locked in the ice?
And can the crew hold off a regiment of Russian cavalry…?