Halfhyde at the Bight of Benin
In the 1890s, England and Russia used the world as their chessboard – a “Great Game” that was played out on both land and sea. Lieutenant St. Vincent Halfhyde is called from semi-retirement and semi-disgrace to take on the challenge of investigating Russian presence in the Bight of Benin in West Africa. Are the Russians merely seeking to disrupt Britain’s trade monopoly there? Or does Russia have more military goals in mind? With the aid of an inexperienced midshipman and a crew of Russian mutineers, Halfhyde crosses swords with an old enemy, Admiral Prince Gorsinski, and heroically serves Queen and Country.
The Halfhyde books first appeared thirty years ago. McBooks Press is reprinting the entire series, which is excellent news for all who like a ripping good yarn!