July 1801, Plymouth. Richard Bolitho's small squadron is still repairing the scars of battle earned at Copenhagen. After all they'd been through there, it should have been months before they returned to sea. but the Admiralty needs Bolitho. After eight years of war with France, Britain must make a gesture that will show her strength and determination - and one which will dramatically weaken the French cause. The Admiralty wants an attack.
Rear-admiral Richard Bolitho must follow his flag's tradition of victory - even though, for the first time in his life, he is torn between the demands of public duty and personal need.
Author: Alexander Kent
Title: A Tradition of Victory
First Published by: Hutchinson