September 11, 2008

Peter Wicked: latest historical novel by Broos Campbell finds Matty Graves taking on the French, the British, and a notorious pirate

Library Journal: Peter Wicked “eventful and enjoyable”

The third novel in the Matty Graves series (after The War of Knives and No Quarter) takes place during the Quasi War of 1798 to 1800, an undeclared naval conflict between France and the United States. Recovering from his ordeal during the slave rebellion on the island of Saint-Dómingue, naval officer Matty Graves is summoned to Washington for questioning about his role in the death of his captain and the sinking of a ship. While not formally accused of wrongdoing, Graves is removed from command and ends up "on the beach." —Library Journal (read full historical novel review)

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