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Friday, May 2, 2014

New sea adventures from McBooks

Killing Ground by Douglas Reeman, is now available as a trade paperback! 

1942. In the Western Ocean, at the height of battle and from the bridge of his much-loved destroyer HMS Gladiator, Lieutenant-Commander David Howard's orders were chillingly clear. There could be no mercy. To the men who fought to protect the vital, threatened Merchant Navy convoys in the Western Approaches, the Battle of the Atlantic was full-scale war. It was a relentless, savage war against an ever-present enemy and a violent sea-in an arena known only to its embittered survivors as the killing ground. HMS Gladiator was part of that war. An ordinary, hard-worked destroyer and her company of men fighting for survival in a war with no rules.

This is a fictionalized account of the Battle of the Atlantic, which spanned nearly six years and was the longest military campaign of WWII. Keeping Britain supplied for the war required imports of more than a million tons of goods per week, most of which came from North America. The Allies lost 175 warships, 3,500 merchant ships, and more than 72,000 merchant and naval seamen in this battle.

Seen through both British and German eyes the title deals with the extreme perils of war at sea and is an excellent study in leadership, with characters that ring true. 

Caribbee, Book 14 of The Kydd Sea Adventures, is now available as a hardcover! 

Thomas Kydd returns to the Caribbean not as an ordinary sailor but as a hero of Trafalgar and post-captain of the 32-gun frigate L'Aurore.Dining, dancing, and running down prizes provide a welcome respite from the never­ending war with France. But more and more of the British merchantmen are disappearing--thus inter­upting Britain's vital sugar trade.

Who is responsible and where are the missing ships? Is Napolean taking revenge for Trafalgar? 

Kydd lands at the scene of a murder, holding a smoking gun. What will the consequences be when Kydd's past becomes known?

Also available as an ebook from all of the usual ebook retailers.

Both books are available wherever books are sold--including directly from or may call our distributor, Independent Publishers Group, at (800) 888-4741. Domestic shipping is $5.50 for the first book, add $.50 for each additional book. 

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