The Treasure Ship: Kinkaid and the Alliance (Jonathan Kinkaid Series) (Volume 5)
The Jonathan Kinkaid Series by Michael Winston is an exciting, meticulously researched, nautical fiction, action-adventure series for readers of all ages. Each book is based on actual events; each takes us to a different theatre of the war at sea during the American Revolution.
In this fifth volume of the series, our intrepid captain is given command of America's premier warship, one of the finest ships ever produced during the Revolutionary War, the large and powerful 40-gun frigate Alliance, her mission to deliver 100,000 Spanish milled dollars from the Caribbean port of Havana, Cuba to the coffers of Congress. Needless to say there are many forces that hope to grab this fortune for themselves and others would be just as happy to ensure it never reaches American shores. From the wind in the rigging to the roar of broadsides; with colorful characters, both old and new, as well as unexpected guests and surprising events, The Treasure Ship has everything one expects in a Kinkaid adventure, and more.
"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.
- Author: Michael Winston
- Publication Date: 2013-07-05
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
- Product Group: Book
- Manufacturer: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
- Binding: Paperback, 306 pages
- Item Dimensions:
- Dimensions: 67L x 591W x 886H
- Weight: 100
- Package Dimensions:
- Dimensions: 890L x 598W x 87H
- Weight: 101
- List Price: $15.95
- ISBN: 1481843230
- ASIN: 1481843230