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A Baltic Affair

Patrick G Cox

Publisher: IndieGo Publishing LLC

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Summary

Captain Petroc Gray, commander of the ship-rigged sloop of war, HMS 
Kestrel, is drawn into diplomacy, intrigue, and espionage when he 
rescues the Freiherr von Dieffenbach and his family off the island of 
Rügen in the Baltic. The Freiherr is an important and valuable 
connection in the struggle to beat the Napoleonic Continental blockade 
of British trade, and his daughter, Silke, is a delightful young woman 
with a quick wit, brilliant intelligence, and a keen eye for observing 
the events unfolding around them. The ever-changing political alliances 
of the Northern European and Scandinavian states-war, sea battles, 
storms, death, and Napoleon's "hundred days" leading to the defeat at 
Waterloo--all conspire to frustrate Petroc's intention to seek Silke's 
hand in marriage, right to the last. But Petroc isn't one to be easily 
defeated, whether he is navigating the open seas or matters of the 
heart, and Silke stands bright and strong in his life like a beacon in a
 safe harbour.

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