Somewhere in Dover’s twisted streets, someone knows something, but can Jerrold find them? Nothing is as it seems, especially in Dover where smuggling is a way of life, everyone has well stocked wine cellars, and the local banker has a lucrative connection with the French. And all the time, Jerrold is under suspicion, finding sympathy only from the unlikely direction of Sir Lawrence’s wife Anne, and in the rather less respectable arms of Isobel, the girl who seems – without any great effort on Jerrold’s part – to be becoming his mistress. Distrusted by his superiors, set upon by curiously well informed smugglers, attacked by the French at sea, Jerrold has two weeks to save his skin – or perish in the attempt.
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By Amazon Customer on 01-01-12
A fun light read.
Life in coastal cities isn't easy for naval officers who are supposed to be hunting for smugglers, when it appears that the entire population is involved in the trade.
Poor Martin Jerrold is banished to Dover as a punishment for his ignominious part in missing the battle of Trafalgar, even though he was actually there.
Upon arrival in Dover, Jerrold lurches from disaster to disaster as he is accused of murder due to circumstantial evidence and has to try to clear his name.
This was an enjoyable read which was very well narrated.