Alexander Kent, pen name of Douglas Edward Reeman, joined the British Navy at 16, serving on destroyers and small craft during World War II, and eventually rising to the rank of lieutenant. He has taught navigation to yachtsmen and has served as a script adviser for television and films. His books have been translated into nearly two dozen languages.
In the wake of the Napoleonic Wars, the British Navy was practically dismantled, and many of her fighting men, sailors and officers alike, were tossed ashore with no means of supporting themselves. Luckily for us, Adam Bolitho is still in command of the frigate Unrivalled, with new orders to stop the slave ships filled to overflowing with their miserable cargoes and to engage the North African pirates. Since Relentless Pursuit is the 25th in a complicated series that follows the adventures of the seafaring Bolitho family of Cornwall, there is a great deal of backstory that may be difficult for a new listener to grasp. Persistence is well rewarded, however, by a gripping character study and a fine rendering of the historical period as well as pulse-pounding action. Fans of the series have watched Adam evolve from a bastard orphan to a self-assured and successful naval officer. He is an interesting and complex man. Steven Crossley tells his story with zest, and as he shouts his character's onboard commands, listeners will feel the wind in their hair and hear the sails crack. Highly recommended for all fans of seafaring fiction.-Barbara A. Perkins, Irving P.L., TX Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
" Relentless Pursuit . . . is no disappointment. . . . One could
not ask for a better companion than this latest gem from a master
storyteller." -- Maritime Life and Traditions
"A splendid novel about a daring man, chronicled with fire and skill." -- Boston Herald Traveler