Gentleman Captain

Gentleman Captain

Book - 2012
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Having sunk the first man-of-war under his command within weeks, Matthew Quinton is determined to complete his second mission without loss of life or honor. His suspicion grows that the previous captain of the "Jupiter" was murdered and many among his crew have something to hide.
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, 2012
Edition: First Mariner Books edition
ISBN: 9780547577418
0547577419
Branch Call Number: FICTION Dav
Description: 320 pages ; 20 cm

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CRRLAdults Jul 09, 2018

Having sunk the first man-of-war under his command within weeks, Matthew Quinton is determined to complete his second mission without loss of life or honor. His suspicion grows that the previous captain of the "Jupiter" was murdered and many among his crew have something to hide.

With the English Civil War still in memory, King Charles II is hard-pressed to find loyal men to command ships and put down rebellions. Young Matthew Quinton is loyal but inexperienced, and the seasoned crew seem to be keeping secrets from their new captain.


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pierce_b
Oct 11, 2017

I liked the young captain in the book and found myself rooting for him during the story and the predicament that he was thrown into which of course he would have no idea about the plotting going on. I look forward to reading another book by this author.

Some sword play and naval fighting to keep a readers interest by the way.

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shapjul
Apr 21, 2012

This is a bit like Patrick O'Brien lite. It's clearly inspired by O'Brien (although there is no mention of him anywhere in the blurbs, which is a little odd, I think.) The hero is quite likable, the writing is good. It just doesn't seem to have the depth and texture of O'Brien. Still--very readable and fun. And it's only the first of a series and maybe he's just getting warmed up. If you like O'Brien this is surely worth your time and I have already ordered the second one.

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