Under sealed orders for a long, arduous voyage, Captain Daniel Swift dispenses shipboard law with an iron fist to forge an efficient crew from a ragged group of unwilling, inexperienced "volunteers" - the old men, criminals, and young boys under his command. Center stage is Swift's conflicted young nephew, Midshipman William Bentley. Trapped between his cruel uncle's demands to impress and subdue a crew he can - literally - whip into shape, and a simmering mutiny. 

A Fine Boy for Killing

Author: Jan Needle

Title: A Fine Boy for Killing

Series: Sea Officer William Bentley

First Published by: André Deutsch

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Format: HC

Date: 1979

ISBN-10: 0233971068

ISBN-13: 9780233971063

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