Alexander Kent, pen name of Douglas Edward Reeman, joined the British Navy at 16, serving on destroyers and small craft during World War II, and eventually rising to the rank of lieutenant. He has taught navigation to yachtsmen and has served as a script adviser for television and films. His books have been translated into nearly two dozen languages.
"For all who like adventure and sea battles; for all who would like
to escape to the 18th century--follow Bolitho." -- Library
"Keeping a firm hand on the helm throughout the book, author Kent exercises an admirably terse style, revealing a comprehensive knowledge of seafaring and of his period." -- Best Sellers