By C. S. Forester
The 19th century dawns and the Napoleonic Wars rage as Horatio Hornblower faces the fury of the French and Spanish fleets mixed. Amidst the hissing of rainy wads, the stifling warmth of white-hot cannonshot and the clamour of a mutinous staff, new Lieutenant Hornblower will want all of his seafaring crafty to beat his first problem in self sufficient command at the excessive seas. And whereas blood and violence stream thick and quickly aboard a beleaguered HMS Renown, the aftermath of struggle supplies intrigue of a wholly diverse order: Maria, a tender señorita, who may simply melt the steely get to the bottom of of a tender lieutenant. this is often the second one of 11 books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester's inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower.