Daniel Leary is still a Lieutenant in this book. His beloved Sissies are still with him as is Adele Mundy, Tovera and Hogg . A munity and subsequent execution of the mutineers puts Daniel and his crew in an uncomfortable position. Daniel's normal creative interpretation of orders provides the excitement to the story.
The Horatio Hornblower series was one of my favorites series as a boy. Drake uses that story type beautifully. The camaraderie, loyalty and idolatry shown in Drake's characters is a hallmark of this series.
Once again into the breach is the overriding theme.
I enjoyed the book and have enjoyed the series.
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