[The Maddest Idea [BOOK] Free Reading online Epub ✓ James L. Nelson
Oblem the army only has enough black powder for 9 cartridges per soldier Hardly enough for a skirmish leave alone a battle And if a cannon duel should flare p between the two sides well the colonials precious power would be ickly depleted and army would be defenseless So much for the nascent revolution defeated before it could startEnter Isaac Biddlecomb captain of the armed brig Charlemagne and a man haunted by seeing so many of his shipmates killed in a ship to ship battle Before The Book Opens the book opens George Washington learns that the British have a cache of black powder in Bermuda he sends a reluctant Biddlecomb to steal the powder and bring it back to Cambridge Although he agrees to the
MISSION BIDDLECOMB HAS MIXED FEELINGS BECAUSE Biddlecomb has mixed feelings because s a price on his head for leading a mutiny onboard a British ship see Book 1 Force of Arms and if Biddlecomb is captured he ll be hanged But no one in Bermuda will recognize him right Wrong The mission is actually a trap to capture Biddlecomb set by the British and one of the five patriots who know about the missionMeanwhile back in Cambridge Washington learns about the trap and sends his aide Major Edward Fitzgerald of Virginia to find and kill the traitor Fitzgerald has his own problem he s a high ranking officer but has never been tested in battle and considers himself a sham "He also discovers that ferreting out the traitor is difficult than he imagined And he falls in love with Virginia "also discovers that ferreting out the traitor is difficult than he imagined And he falls in love with Virginia the woman Biddlecomb loves but is too shy to tell her of his loveOf course Biddlecomb escapes and returns to Boston in a series of hair raising adventures p Beast Of Darkness (Knights of White until almost the last page that would benbelievable if handled by a less skilled author than Nelson The book isn t all action though because Virginia and Fitzgerald have to work out their relationship The Biddlecomb Viriginia Fitzgerald problem is only a very sma. As well as their recommendation for the man to lead to the mission Captain Isaac Biddlecomb But the plan is a trap set by a traitor among the patriots and one from which even Biddlecomb cannot escape With treachery threatening the revolution Washington dispatches. .
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There were so many twists in this book it was hard to tell which idea was the maddest However I really did like how the stakes just kept getting ramped p to a satisfying climactic confrontation Second book in the trilogy Not as much fun as the first book A sea faring novel about the Revolutionary War with extremely accurate and authentic nautical renderings Second in the Revolution at Sea Triology which later became the Revolution at Sea Saga due to the inclusion of a 4th and 5th book A pretty solid story about some events in American history I was not familiar with While
The US Wars At SeaUS wars at sea never as long and involved as British there still were some interesting events and this trilogy examines a few during the US Revolutionary WarThe second in the trilogy Maddest Idea deals with the protagonist Isaac Biddlecomb coming to terms with being a part of the Revolution and becoming "A FULL WAR TIME SEA CAPTAIN THERE ARE SOME "full war time sea captain There are some that are a bit nlikely his crew learns to be experts and work together a bit too swiftly but overall it is exciting and clearly written by someone familiar with the seaBy this time so many sea novels have come out that its not easy to present the reader with something new or surprising about combat at sail but Nelson manages to pull it off several times again Isaac isn t so
a man like Hornblower who seems to know everything about sail I love James L Nelson s I ve been a big fan of sea stories like Horatio Hornblower and the AubreyMaturin series for some time However Nelson s writing is much easier to read and I would think gratifying for the modern a Great historical fiction about navy warfare during the Revolutionary War Several months have passed since Lexington and Concord and the Battle of Bunker Hill Now George Washington s new ragtag colonial army is besieging the British in Boston There s just one pr. Late summer 1775 General George Washington discovers that his cache of gunpowder has dwindled to a mere nine shots per man Desperate he adopts the plan designed by a group of Rhode Island patriots send a ship to Bermuda to capture British powder known to be there. Ll part of the story and I wouldn t really call it a "love triangle which I m really tired of It is an important part "triangle which I m really tired of It is an important part the story thoughI m a great fan of C S Forrester s Horatio Hornblower series I ve read it three times and wasn t sure how good Nelson s series would be When I saw this book in a A Biblical Approach to Developing the Inner Qualities of a Leader used bookstore I decided to give it a try After a slow start I found myself engrossed in the story At first though I had trouble I do know some nautical terminology but Nelson flings the terms like hail in a hail storm futtock shrouds scantlings gantline clewline Nelsonsed to be a professional suare rig sailor so those terms come easily to him He does include a glossary in the back of the book and I found myself looking p term after term which interrupted the reading Then I had an idea stop looking p the terms and just go with the flow I did and just sailed along and enjoyed the adventureI sually don t jump into a series without reading the previous books Fortunately Nelson provided just enough details from Force of Arms for me to get oriented to how that story affected this one And even though I now know how that book ends I m going to read itJust a side note Nelson lives in Maine as do I In June my wife and I learned Nelson was performing at the Colonial Pemauid State Historic Site in Pemauid Maine as the pirate Dixy Bull We both love 18th century history and went to see both the site and Nelson Nelson gave a fun performance in full pirate regalia that appealed to both adults and kids If you re in Maine and have a chance to see him I highly recommend it The you re in Maine and have a chance to see him I highly recommend it The book read of this author An exciting page turner The Biddlecomb character is like a Dirk Pitt of the 18th century Another good historical maritime novel Similar to the first book enjoyable historical fiction if a little over dramatic in the descriptions of the character s emotions I liked His aide de camp Major Edward Fitzgerald to hunt the turncoat down Meanwhile Biddlecomb must rely on native cunning and seamanship to free his men and his ship and to bring to the army near Boston the gunpowder that is the lifeblood of the nascent fight for libert. .much a man like Hornblower who seems to know everything about sail I love James L Nelson s