1662: After Matthew Quinton sunk the first ship he was given to command, he is surprised when the King gives him captaincy of H.M.S. Jupiter with orders to stamp out a Scottish rebellion. This time Quinton is determined to prove his worth.
In a country of divided loyalties, Charles II needs someone he can trust, and - with an elder brother deep in the King's confidence - Matthew is one of the few eligible candidates.
But now Quinton 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?
Packed with gripping naval adventure, Gentleman Captain is the first in the epic Matthew Quinton Journals. It will enthral fans of Julian Stockwin, C.S. Forester's Hornblower and Patrick O'Brian.
`Hornblower, Aubrey and Quinton - a pantheon of the best adventures at sea!' Conn Iggulden
`Swashbuckling suspense, royal intrigue, and high seas naval action an excellent series' Publishers Weekly
`Utterly impossible to put down finely-shaded characters, excellent plotting, gut-clenching action and immaculate attention to period detail superb' Angus Donald, author of The Outlaw Chronicles