Kydd, back at sea, is returned to command of Teazer and assigned to help guard the coast. He has some run-ins with a privateer, and an encounter or two with a master smuggler. He also gets involved with the admiral’s daughter, but — well, that would be a spoiler. Enough to say he runs afoul of gentle customs, to the dismay of Renzi and Cecelia. All hell breaks loose.
There are some absolutely delightful descriptions of life along the Cornish coast; especially interesting are contrasting views of the Polperro fishing village from the perspectives of Kydd and his man Toby Stirk.
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