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The Journals of Matthew Quinton, Book 1
The British Isles,1662
Cromwell is dead. King Charles II has been restored to the throne, but his grip in power is uncertain. He needs the loyalty of his navy – but many of the officers and men were once loyal to the Commonwealth. So the king starts giving commands of warships to young cavaliers with little or no experience at sea…men like Matthew Quinton.
Having wrecked the first ship he was given to command, he is surprised when the King gives him captaincy of the frigate Jupiter, with orders to investigate a potential rebellion in Scotland. This time Quinton is determined to prove his worth.
But he must face an unruly crew, suspicions of murder, stirrings of conspiracy and the angry seas. Will treason be found in Scotland… or is it lurking closer to home?