Not many men emerged from Trafalgar with not an ounce of credit to their names, but through an over reliance on rum and his habitual bad luck, Lieutenant Martin Jerrold managed it. In February 1806, he comes to the White Cliffs of Dover with one final chance to redeem his reputation. Before he has been there a day, however, he finds himself standing over a corpse at the foot of the cliffs. Jerrold is suspected of murder. Only the fact that no one can identify the corpse prolongs his freedom. Distrusted by his superiors, set upon by intriguingly well-informed smugglers, and attacked by the French at sea, Jerrold has two weeks to save his skin - or perish in the attempt.
Author: Edwin Thomas
Series: The Reluctant Adventures of Martin Jerrold
First Published by: Bantam