Uprising: Kinkaid in the West Indies (Volume 2)
"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.
The first volume of the Jonathan Kinkaid trilogy, "Independent Action" finds our hero serving as First Lieutenant aboard the American frigate Randolph of 32 guns, blockaded in the port of Philadelphia during the winter of 1776-77. Tasked with orders to undertake "independent action" in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic against a mighty British convoy, she manages to elude enemy warships long enough to transform her crew-from the crusty boatswain O'Toole to the teenage midshipman Billy Weatherby-into an effective fighting force.
Volume Three, "Hazardous Duty," finds Kinkaid in command of the 18-gun sloop of war, Ranger, tasked with scouting duties for the Continental Fleet. Braving not only the foul and frigid weather of northern waters, Kinkaid must contend with an inexperienced crew, a badly leaking ship, and personality clashes among senior officers; one of them being the bold and aggressive John Paul Jones, in command of the Frigate Alfred, not to mention trying to evade a strong and powerful British force that hopes to trap and destroy the fleet in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Volume Four "Tidings of Victory," tells the story 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, giving fans an intense story of booming cannons in ship-to-ship battles as well as a bold rescue of American seamen from an English prison, with a brilliant and unexpected conclusion.
Michael Winston also wrote "Sunset of the Iroquois," an epic novel about Washington's 1779 invasion of the Iroquois lands of New York State, and the Sgt. Smith World War II trilogy, about a squad of soldiers in the First Infantry Division.
All of Michael Winston's books are available in paperback or e-book format.
- 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: 900L x 600W x 82H
- Weight: 119
- Package Dimensions:
- Dimensions: 900L x 600W x 100H
- Weight: 120
- List Price: $15.95
- ISBN: 1469978482
- ASIN: 1469978482