Lieutenant John Pearce Adventure Collection 8 Books by David Donachie. Titles are: Blown Off Course, Enemies at Every Turn, An Ill Wind, A Shot Rolling Ship, A Sea of Troubles, The Admiral's Game, An Awkward Commission and By The Mast Divided.
Lieutenant John Pearce Adventure Collection David Donachie 8 Books Set by David Donachie
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Lieutenant John Pearce Adventure Collection David Donachie 8 Books Set


Blown Off Course

Lieutenant John Pearce is considering his future. Lacking funds, an occupation if he leaves naval service, or the evidence of perjury he once held against Captain Ralph Barclay, the brute who pressed he and his friends into the navy, his prospects are not promising. Ralph Barclay meanwhile has problems of his own. His wife Emily is refusing to live under the same roof as him and she has the means to get her own way: the perjury evidence Pearce believes lost at sea. Barclay's slippery clerk, Gherson, has as much at stake as his employer and is prepared to go to any lengths to silence Emily and Pearce. So when a smiling stranger offers Pearce and his companions the illegal yet profitable opportunity to fetch a contraband-laden ship from a French port, is all as it seems? Are Pearce and his Pelicans sailing into prosperity - or danger?

Enemies at Every Turn

Free from jail, John Pearce is not free from the smugglers whose boat he stole they want bloody revenge and are prepared to chase him to the ends of the earth to get it. The court martial papers that threaten to also damn Pearce are at risk due to the calculating schemes of Ralph Barclay. But the danger is only just beginning, for Pearce must undertake a dangerous mission in support of a massive revolt in the Vendee region of France. As high rebellious ambition turns to bloody disaster, Pearce faces real peril, climaxing in one of the greatest battles of the Revolutionary War: the Battle of the Glorious First of June.

An Ill Wind

1793. John Pearce and his Pelicans are homeward bound, determined to put the treacherous Captain Ralph Barclay in the dock. But first they must evacuate Toulon where the Republican Army and the threat of the guillotine wreak havoc. Pearce must keep his wits about him in order to survive. Barclay and his wife Emily are sharing the voyage home and Pearce must stay close to both - difficult given his loathing for the captain and his feelings for Emily. Then she discovers the incriminating evidence Pearce holds against her husband, papers that could destroy his career and potentially her security. Events put them in her possession. Back on British soil following a gruelling voyage, the Pelicans hope their troubles are over, but with the important documents missing, their real concerns are just beginning. Emily holds the key, but do her loyalties lie with her husband or her conscience

A Shot Rolling Ship

Pressed into King George's Navy for the second time in a month, John Pearce and his comrades, the Pelicans, find themselves working aboard HMS Griffin, a slow and overcrowded ship, sailing the Channel in search of the numerous French privateers that prey on English merchant shipping. Her task: to stop them, and if possible capture or destroy them. But Pearce has greater things on his mind. He must rescue his ailing father from the dangers of revolutionary Paris, and to do that he must somehow leave the ship. He does so with the help of Benjamin Colbourne, the captain aboard Griffin, a man with a subtle mind, who finds a way to both meet his needs and make it appear to the Pelicans that their leader has deserted them. Arriving too late to save his father, Pearce is left with no choice but to return to the Griffin to put right the appearance of betrayal with which he left, and to learn his sea-going trade in order to exact his revenge.

A Sea of Troubles

1794. In the wake of the Glorious 1st of June, an equivocal success for the British naval fleet against Revolutionary France, John Pearce has pressing matters to which he must attend. He has an urgent commission from Lord Hood, he must track down Midshipman Toby Burns and placate Emily who, estranged from her husband, Pearce s enemy Captain Ralph Barclay, is now under his protection. Meanwhile, Pearce finds himself aboard HMS Agamemnon, and in series of actions and shore raids, impresses Horatio Nelson with his bold and brave manoeuvres.

The Admiral's Game

It was 1794. Lieutenant John Pearce, recently returned from the Atlantic, is caught between the constant feuding of two senior admirals. One puts him in a position of maximum danger while another asks him to undertake a hazardous commission, one he must undertake in order to protect his friends, the Pelicans. They are his Achilles heel and those in power know it. Meanwhile, Pearce is also trying to construct a perjury case against Captain Ralph Barclay, while nephew Toby Burns has become a reluctant pawn in the game, the objective of which is to finally silence the man who could bring about Barclay's ruin: John Pearce. Highly charged, packed with historical detail and loaded with action - "The Admirals' Game" is a must-read for all nautical adventure fans.

An Awkward Commission

1793 Since being press-ganged into service in King Georges Navy, John Pearce has endured a whirlwind few months, which have seen him survive wild storms and bitter battles with the enemy. He is finally free to follow his own wishes, but the same does not apply for the trio of Pearce closest friends, who call themselves the Pelicans. When they are shipped off to the Mediterranean, Pearce vows to liberate the men who have stuck by him through thick and thin. But with help being withheld by all higher powers, he is obliged to embark on a dangerous mission before he can free his friends: at stake, the whole British position in the Mediterranean.

By The Mast Divided

London, 1793: Young firebrand John Pearce is illegally press-ganged from the refuge of the Pelican tavern to a brutal life aboard HMS Brilliant, a frigate on its way to war. The pressed men from the tavern eventually form an exclusive gun crew, the Pelicans, with Pearce their elected leader. During an action-packed two weeks, as HMS Brilliant chases a French privateer across the English Channel, this disparate group of men form friendships that will last a lifetime.

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David Donachie born on 1944 is a Scottish nautical historical novelist. He also writes under the pen-names Tom Connery and Jack Ludlow.

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