The Royal Navy of the Crimean War is hardly the place where historical novels go for seaborne adventure, but V.A. Stuart’s series of Phillip Hazard stories do their duty in supplying adventure and drama for naval buffs. Hazard’s Command (volume 3 of the series) finds Phillip Hazard the temporary captain of H.M.S. Trojan. Charged with transporting troops, Hazard is then caught up in defending a critical supply port in the Crimea. A pompous Army officer, severe winter weather, and a perilous land expedition all test Hazard’s courage and leadership.