Pride and Prudence
Avon, Feb 2002, 5.99, 384 pp.
In 1815, naval Captain James Ashley figures that stopping the smugglers would cap off a great run following on the heel of his victory over the French. However, his foe the Wolf produces a cannon coming out of nowhere that sinks Ashley's ship the Defender in Gravesley Bay. A stunned James wants his unknown father to even silently applaud his achievements. Instead the fickleness of the Ton will...