The third of the series. Doing jobs that an officer and a gentlemen wouldn't be caught dead doing has earned Marty the rank of Lieutenant at an early age.
He is young, he comes from peasant stock, he is dispensable. but more than all of that, he is willing.
That makes him very useful to British Security lead by William Wickham the spymaster of Britain and Admiral Hood (retired) who is secretly running the Navy's dirty jobs branch, The Special Operations Flotilla. Add to that the love of his life Lady Caroline Candor and Marty leads an exciting, deadly and passionate life. Treachery in the Batavian Republic leads to an undercover operation deep in French territory with unexpected results.
Back home an unexpected development see's Marty and Caroline's relationship take a big step forward and things develop on the home front. Until Marty is sent to South Africa to take care of a French sponsored pirate threat to the British East India Company. That leads him to India and a link up with Arthur Wellesley.
It's explosive, passionate and exciting. What a life!