By Alexander Kent
February 1813: As American privateers choose off British and Canadian ships within the wake of the warfare of 1812, Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho returns to Halifax to protect Crown estate. within the chilly waters off Nova Scotia, he fights fruitless skirmishes with males of the frontier, all of the whereas eager for peace.
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