The First to Land

The First to Land

Douglas Reeman


A novel from the bestselling grasp storyteller of the sea.
     1899, China. The Mandarins have gotten tricky back and there are rumors that assaults will quickly commence on British exchange missions and legations. Captain David Blackwood of the Royal Marines, bought a VC within the bloody conflict for Benin, Africa yet is now being packed off to this obvious backwater.

     But there are many issues in shop for Blackwood within the form of an errant nephew and a stunning German Countess who insists he for my part escort her up river on a small steamer into the guts of the rustic. China is a slumbering tiger that would quickly conscious whilst the Boxer uprising erupts into bloody battle in 1900. precise to their motto, the Royal marines are the 1st to land -- and the final to leave.

     This is the second one novel within the Blackwood saga, spanning one hundred fifty years within the background of an outstanding seafaring family members and the culture during which they served.

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