Author: David Donachie

A Shot Rolling Ship: 2 (John Pearce series)

A Shot Rolling Ship: 2 (John Pearce series)

Pressed into King George's Navy for the second time in a month, John Pearce and his comrades, the Pelicans, find themselves working aboard HMS Griffin, a slow and overcrowded ship, sailing the Channel in search of the numerous French privateers that prey on English merchant shipping. Her task: to st... More info →
The Devil to Pay (John Pearce series)

The Devil to Pay (John Pearce series)

Faced with a ship in need of repair, enemy attacks and the threat of wily Admiral Hotham, John Pearce is sailing into danger.Meanwhile Ralph Barclay is on his way to the Mediterranean. Thinking his wife still with Pearce and that he can repair his marriage by rescuing her, he sails in pursuit, Hotha... More info →
An Awkward Commission: 3 (John Pearce series)

An Awkward Commission: 3 (John Pearce series)

July, 1793. Since being press-ganged into service in King George's Navy, John Pearce has endured a whirlwind few months, which have seen him survive wild storms and bitter battles with the enemy. He is finally free to follow his own wishes, but the same does not apply for the trio of Pearce's closes... More info →
The Admirals’ Game: 5 (John Pearce series)

The Admirals’ Game: 5 (John Pearce series)

1794. Lieutenant John Pearce, recently returned from the Atlantic, is caught between the constant feuding of two senior admirals. One puts him in a position of maximum danger while another asks him to undertake a hazardous commission, one he must accept in order to protect his friends, the Pelicans.... More info →
By the Mast Divided: 1 (John Pearce series)

By the Mast Divided: 1 (John Pearce series)

London 1793: Young firebrand John Pearce is illegally press-ganged from the refuge of the Pelican tavern to a brutal life aboard HMSBrilliant, a frigate on its way to war. In his first few days Pearce discovers the Navy is a world in which he can prosper. But he is not alone; he is drawn to a group ... More info →
The Perils of Command (John Pearce)

The Perils of Command (John Pearce)

1794. Fresh from battle in the Gulf of Ambracia with the villainous Turk Mehmet Pasha, Lieutenant John Pearce and his trusty Pelicans arrive in the Italian port of Brindisi, with captures in tow and his wounded superior, Henry Digby, in a convalescent state. Their landing in the harbour is met by cr... More info →
A Treacherous Coast (John Pearce)

A Treacherous Coast (John Pearce)

Winter 1795. Lieutenant John Pearce, reckoning to have finally ditched his old enemy, Admiral Hotham, has found a new one in Henry Digby, previously a friend. Meanwhile, Pearce’s pregnant and recently widowed lover is adamant they cannot be seen together for the sake of their unborn child as she s... More info →
John Pearce Series (13 Book Series)

John Pearce Series (13 Book Series)

From Book 1: London 1793: Young firebrand John Pearce is illegally press-ganged from the refuge of the Pelican tavern to a brutal life aboard HMSBrilliant, a frigate on its way to war. In his first few days Pearce discovers the Navy is a world in which he can prosper. But he is not alone; he is draw... More info →