1802: Blockade... Lord Ramage, the navy's youngest and most junior captain, is ordered to set sail for Diamond Rock, off the West Indian island of Martinique. It is a routine mission - to blockade the French in Fort Royal -but the Juno, his new command, is not a routine navy ship. With a crew grown slack and mutinous under Its alcoholic ex-captain, the Juno Is In no state when she arrives to take on the pride of the French fleet.
Then a sudden and daring attack by ruthless French privateers in West Indian waters stretches the new captain and his untried crew to within an inch of their lives...
Author: Dudley Pope
Title: Ramage's Diamond
Series: Lord Ramage
First Published by: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd