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The John Paul Jones Omnibus

By Christopher Kenworthy

Four of Christopher Kenworthy’s swashbuckling John Paul Jones stories are collected together here for the first time.

While America is fighting for independence, John Paul Jones is trying to rebuild his life. He’s been away from the sea following a career-ending fight with a mutinous seaman in Tobago. But his sense of justice is aroused following the brutal British sacking of a coastal hamlet, and he devotes himself to the American navy and the country’s independence efforts.

John Paul Jones has been put in command of the sloop Providence. He proves his ability with a series of daring raids, making himself both a fortune and a reputation – and powerful enemies. Elevated to the command of the Alfred, largest ship in the Navy, he faces the deadliest battle of his career – one that will test his seamanship and sense of justice to the limit.

Now a veteran of the Navy, John Paul Jones has been promised command of a new ship if he travels to France to fight with the revolutionaries. His reputation precedes him, and his American enemies have allied with the French to stonewall every attempt to get him a command. Will he manage to defeat the British warships, or will his own crew’s mutinous stirrings prove even more fatal?

Arriving in Paris, John Paul Jones finds his frigate Alliance has been taken by one of his crew. But meeting the French king, he gains his favour and is given the battleship Bonhomme Richard. Setting sail in his new ship, he’s determined to teach his mutinous crew a lesson – and finally defeat the British at the same time. Challenging the HMS Serapis to battle, will the might of the British – and the treachery of his crew – lead to disaster?

Christopher Kenworthy was a journalist and novelist.

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