The Threat in the East, the third book in the 'The Merriman Chronicles', sees Merriman and his ship Lord Stevenage heading for Bombay and India where local potentates are building ships to threaten British interests and possibly link up with Napoleon's invasion of Egypt.
The novel spends less time ashore than previous offerings as Merriman takes the ships of the Honorable East India Company's Marine under his command and sets out on a series of raids to destroy the enemies forces.
The now familiar mix of naval action and espionage is as always brought together in a fast paced well written narrative.
This book and the series as a whole is recommended.
Description of: The Threat in the East
Author: Roger Burnage