Heart of Oak
by David Cook
It is December, 1799, and Captain of Marines Simon Gamble has been sent to capture an impregnable fortress called Dominance on the Maltese island of Gozo.
Success means freedom for the Gozitans from their French oppressors; failure means the marines face an unmarked grave on foreign soil.
Gamble; battle-scarred and haunted by past tragedies, understands the ultimate battle will be for revenge.