Author Julian Stockwin's new novel, Inferno, will be released in hardcover, kindle and audio formats worldwide on 6 October 2016. It is now available for pre-order.
Captain Sir Thomas Kydd's famous sea action aboard Tyger in the Baltic has snatched his reputation from ignominy. He is the hero of the hour. But though Britain's Navy remains imperious at sea, a succession of battles has seen Napoleon Bonaparte victorious on mainland Europe. His enemies have sued for peace and the Emperor's Continental System, establishing a European blockade, will mean that Britain will be cut off from her economic lifeblood.
But one small link in this ring of steel is still free of French control: the neutral state of Denmark, which controls the straits through which the entire Baltic Trade passes. The French army are already mustering at her borders. If her navy falls into French hands all Europe will have fallen.
Thomas Kydd's great friend, Nicholas Renzi, now the Lord Farndon, is sent on a