By James L. Haley
At the hole of the warfare of 1812, the British regulate the main strong army on the earth, and americans are back sufferers of piracy. Bliven Putnam, past due of the conflict of Tripoli, is dispatched to Charleston to outfit and take command of a brand new 20-gun brig, the USS Tempest. Later, aboard the Constitution, he sails into the livid early battling of the struggle.
Prowling the South Atlantic within the Tempest, Bliven takes prizes and disrupts British service provider delivery, till he's overhauled, overmatched, and disastrously defeated by means of the frigate HMS Java. Its captain proves to be Lord Arthur Kington, whom Bliven had so disastrously met in Naples. On board he additionally reveals his previous buddy Sam Bandy, one of many Java's pressed American seamen abducted into British provider. Their whispered plans to foment a mutiny one of the captives may even see them hold, while the Constitution looms over the horizon for the most well-known battles of the battle of 1812 in a gripping, high-wire end. With beautiful aspect and guns-blazing motion, A Darker Sea illuminates an unforgettable interval in American history.
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A Darker Sea: Master Commandant Putnam and the War of 1812 (A Bliven Putnam Naval Adventure) by James L. Haley