Uprising: Kinkaid in the West Indies (Jonathan Kinkaid)
"Uprising" is the exciting second book of the Jonathan Kinkaid series, where Kinkaid's daring and proficiency are tested to the limit when he is given command of the lightly armed brig, Swift, of 12 guns. Ordered to deliver a diplomat bearing a copy of the Declaration of Independence to the Dutch free port of St. Eustatia in the Caribbean, his mission seems easy enough. But then why have they taken on over 100 muskets and heavy weapons? All Kinkaid is told is that he must assist a major of marines with a secret assignment that takes them to the wet, steaming jungle island of Dominica, inhabited by cannibalistic Caribe Indians. As if this and the might of the Royal Navy weren't enough to contend with, Kinkaid must also gain information of any pirate activity in the Caribbean that might interfere with American shipping.
A story of strange allies and astounding deceit, of happy times followed by terrible heartbreak, where the tinkling of champagne glasses is followed by the roar of cannons in the blink of an eye, "Uprising" is rousing, fast-paced sea-going adventure in the Winston style. Cover art by the author.
"Independent Action" introduces our hero as he serves as First Lieutenant aboard the American frigate Randolph of 32 guns, tasked with orders to undertake "independent action" in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic against a mighty British convoy. Fast-paced, old-fashioned, high seas adventure at its very best. Cover art by the author.
In "Uprising" Kinkaid is given command of his own ship, Swift, of sixteen guns. His mission: to assist a major of marines with a mysterious assignment that takes them to the jungle island of Dominica, inhabited by cannibalistic Caribe Indians, and to gain information of any pirate activity in the Virgin Islands that may interfere with American shipping from St. Eustatia to American shores. Cover art by the author.
"Hazardous Duty" finds Kinkaid in command of the 18-gun sloop of war, Ranger, tasked with scouting duties for the Continental Fleet in this third volume of the Jonathan Kinkaid Series. Cover art by the author.
"Tidings of Victory" tells of Captain Kinkaid and his seagoing patriots taking the news of our great victory at Saratoga to Benjamin Franklin in Paris. Filled with spies and saboteurs, intrigue and villainy, this masterfully written tale is another triumph of high-seas adventure in the Winston style.
In "The Treasure Ship" Kinkaid takes command of America's premier warship, the powerful 40-gun frigate Alliance, tasked with picking up 100,000 Spanish-milled dollars from the port of Havana, Cuba and delivering it to the coffers of Congress in Philadelphia. Needless to say there are many forces who hope to claim this vast fortune for themselves and others who would be just as happy to ensure it never reaches American shores. From the wind in the rigging to the roar of broadsides, The Treasure Ship has everything one expects in a Kinkaid adventure.
- Author: Michael Winston
- Publication Date: 2012-04-13
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
- Product Group: Book
- Manufacturer: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
- Binding: Paperback, 368 pages
- Item Dimensions:
- Dimensions: 79L x 591W x 890H
- Weight: 114
- Package Dimensions:
- Dimensions: 900L x 600W x 100H
- Weight: 120
- List Price: $16.95
- ISBN: 1469978482
- ASIN: 1469978482