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09-07-2012, 19:46
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The Raider Author:
Jon Williams ISBN:
0-440-17357-4 Category:
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The Raider is the third book of five in the Privateers and Gentleman series. Williams blends fiction with actual history in telling his stories. The Raider is set during the War of 1812 with its hero being the fictional U. S. Navy officer Favian Markham, the cousin of Gideon Markham from the second book in the series. Favian Markham, unlike his cousin Gideon, has a taste for spirits and prostitutes. Favian takes the USS Experiment on a raid around the British Isles, similar to the actual cruise of the USS Argus. A good book with an American twist to it for the fans of O'Brian and Forester's works.