James L. Nelson is a native of Maine and a former professional square-rig sailor. He now lives Down East with his wife and children, where he continues to write and maintain his involvement with traditional sail. He is the author of By Force of Arms, The Maddest Idea, The Continental Risque, and the newest Revolution at Sea novel All the Brave Fellows, currently available in hardcover from Pocket Books. His Web site can be found at
Booklist A real page-turner, with plenty of first-class fight scenes for aficionados of sailing warfare.