I just couldn't put this one down. As disappointed as I was with Band of Brothers this one didn't disappoint at all. We find Richard Bolitho, fourth lieutenant on the Trojan involved in the Revolutionary War. Plenty of action, of angst and just the right dosage of naval jargon. It only took me three days to go thru this one and that's because I stopped myself and made the book last all week-end. Looking forward to the next one.