In 1784 when Lieutenant Evan Ross is badly injured in a fight with British Royal Navy deserters his Captain abandons him in the Royal Navy hospital on the Caribbean island of Antigua.
Upon recovering he meets Captain Horatio Nelson, newly appointed to command of the Northern Leeward Islands squadron and the Royal Navy Dockyard at English Harbour in Antigua. Nelson's primary task is stamping out rampant American smuggling activity. But to succeed, Nelson needs information.
Lieutenant Ross serves as a spy for Nelson against the smugglers, but they aren't his only foe. French and American spies supporting the smugglers are playing for far higher stakes, sowing the seeds of violent unrest. Lieutenant Ross is soon in the midst of desperate action and working with a beautiful slave woman to gain information as he struggles to stop to their plot.
Dockyard Dog is the first novel in the Evan Ross series. Check out this great review of Dockyard Dog from HistoricNavalFiction.com which is a U.K. fan site. The latest review of Dockyard Dog is from another interesting fan site in the U.S. called Pirates and Privateers.
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In 1787 when a family of rich, young French nobles are inspired by the Marquis de Lafayette to serve the cause of liberty, they travel to the island of St. Lucia to promote freedom from slavery throughout the Caribbean.
The head of the family, Anton de Bellecourt, is willing to try diplomacy, but he knows it will take more than talk to achieve success. In secret he is soon distributing weapons to runaway slaves on both British and French islands, using fear of a slave revolution to force plantation owners to change.
With plantations burning and owners murdered in their beds, Commander Evan Ross and Lieutenant James Wilton are tasked with finding out who is behind the violence and ending it. But French and American spies are prowling Caribbean waters and more is at stake than Commander Ross knows. With the beautiful former slave Alice the two officers are soon in the midst of a tangled web of conflict and desperate action, as cannons blaze amid bloody struggles for freedom.
The Sugar Revolution is the second novel in the Evan Ross series. Check out this great review of The Sugar Revolution from HistoricNavalFiction.com. Here's another great review of it by Pirates and Privateers. Want to read the first chapter? Click Chapter One for a downloadable pdf file and enjoy!
In 1793 the world is on the brink of war and the French Revolution is inspiring a storm of unrest throughout the Caribbean. A representative of the new French revolutionary government arrives to assume command of the island of St. Lucia and royalist supporters are forced to flee or be sent to the guillotine brought with him.
Staunch royalist supporter Captain Marcel Deschamps is imprisoned on St. Lucia as a spy for the British. Commander Evan Ross and Lieutenant James Wilton are tasked with finding out what has happened to their source and saving him if possible. While on reconnaissance their agent Manon Shannon, Lieutenant James Wilton's lover, is captured and imprisoned.
The two British officers plot a high stakes rescue to free their people, but more is at stake than they know. Captain Deschamps has hidden the colony's wealth from the new regime and the revolutionary leaders badly need to find it. The two officers are soon in the midst of desperate action to complete their mission, as cannons blaze amid the bloody opening salvos of war. Here's a great review of it by Pirates and Privateers. Want to read the first chapter? Click Chapter One for a downloadable pdf file and enjoy!
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The fourth book in the Evan Ross historical fiction series is a work in progress. If you would like to be notified when The Sugar Rebellion is released please Contact Me. Coming 2018!