Tidings of Victory: Kinkaid in Europe
"Tidings of Victory," is the fourth volume in the Jonathan Kinkaid nautical/historical fiction series, where our daring American Navy Captain and his seagoing patriots take the news of our great victory over the British at Saratoga to Benjamin Franklin in Paris. The plot thickens when Kinkaid is reunited with characters from the first two novels. Filled with spies and saboteurs, intrigue and villainy, this masterfully written tale is another triumph of high-seas adventure in the Winston style, as a more confident and newly married Kinkaid wrestles with his own demons as well as enemies of the cause. Giving the reader everything you loved about the first three novels, from the sound of booming cannons in ship-to-ship battles to a bold rescue mission of American seamen from an English prison, this is a fast-moving tale that reaches a brilliant and unexpected conclusion.
Volume One, "Independent Action," introduces our intrepid hero as he serves as First Lieutenant aboard the American frigate Randolph of 32 guns, blockaded in the port of Philadelphia during the winter of 1776-77 and tasked with orders to undertake "independent action" in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic against a mighty British convoy.
The second volume is entitled "Uprising," in which Kinkaid is given command of his own ship, Swift, of sixteen guns, his assignment 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.
Volume Five is "The Treasure Ship" where 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.
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.
- Author: Michael Winston
- Publication Date: 2012-04-13
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
- Product Group: Book
- Manufacturer: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
- Binding: Paperback, 318 pages
- Brand: Brand: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
- Used Book in Good Condition
- Item Dimensions:
- Dimensions: 71L x 591W x 886H
- Weight: 103
- Package Dimensions:
- Dimensions: 1100L x 850W x 10H
- Weight: 25
- List Price: $15.95
- ISBN: 1469978687
- ASIN: 1469978687
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- Independent Action: Kinkaid in the North Atlantic
- The Treasure Ship: Kinkaid and the Alliance (Jonathan Kinkaid Series) (Volume 5)
- Hazardous Duty: Kinkaid with the Northern Fleet
- The Lake War: Kinkaid with the Inland Fleet (Jonathan Kinkaid Series)