Halfhyde and the Chain Gangs

Lieut. St. Vincent Halfhyde RN (inactive) is pressed back into service at the start of the Boer War, this time as skipper of the old square-rigged Glen Halladale, transport for a draft of hardened Dartmoor convicts bound to serve in South Africa.

Before the voyage, Halfhyde is offered a bribe to help smuggle gold bullion to South Africa. He reports the incident to the authorities, but after a series of mishaps Halfhyde discovers the gold is already hidden aboard. There is danger from the usual sources (the weather) and unusual ones (the restive convicts and a conspiracy that reaches into the Home Office). With his customary pluck and seamanship, Halfhyde works his way through the perils to safe harbor.

Author: Philip McCutchan

Title: Halfhyde and the Chain Gangs

Series: The Halfhyde Adventures

First Published by: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

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Format: HC

Date: 8 August 1985

ISBN-10: 0297786717

ISBN-13: 9780297786719

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