Phillips has returned to Britain on the completion of his previous mission, only to find political considerations make it advisable he be sent back to sea again. Promoted and given a new ship he sets sail for Spanish America where he is to deliver an envoy who is to study the revolutionary conflict occurring there.

While away on this mission, he learns the United States has declared war on Great Britain. Entering into that war, he is informed of a pirate leader who had acquired a powerful frigate from defeated French naval forces in the Caribbean and has begun a campaign of terror in the area..

At the same time, the US Secretary of the Navy has also become aware of the mayhem against American shipping this pirate is causing. Separately, both Phillips and an American officer are tasked with defeating this pirate with their much smaller ships.

Across to America

Author: Richard Testrake

Title: Across to America: A Tim Phillips Novel

Series: War at Sea

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Format: Kindle

Date: 30 December 2014







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