The Sword And The Dagger

Rated 4.50/5 based on 4 reviews
The Sword And The Dagger is written between the lines of historical fact following the torrid life of Irish pirate Fial McMurrin begging in the year 1796. An Irish lad armed with the love of a woman and his country learns the ways of the Royal Navy and their battle tactics. When the time is right he turns on tyranny. A chance meeting with British Politician William Wilberforce changes his life. More
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About Brian Cain

Brian Cain was born in the South London UK in 1953, one of six boys to a military family and migrated to Australia in 1969 at the age of 15. His forty years in the mining industry began as a kitchen hand in a remote Australian mine in 1970. He worked his way up on plant and heavy equipment to supervisor, superintendant and management roles. He has travelled in Australia touching places few get to see. He plays drums, guitar and is an accomplished blues harmonica player. He is also a vocalist and songwriter, recording and releasing his own songs. He is a husband, father, grandfather and lives on the coast of the Fleurieu on Peninsula in South Australia. He also writes and publishes novels on a variety of topics drawing from his colourful life.

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Review by: Lillith Dunn on July 3, 2014 :
I enjoyed it and recommend it to those who like sea stories. The editing is not extremely poor but far from good.
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Review by: Rod Fisher on Feb. 4, 2014 :
Very enjoyable read. I went away wondering if there really was a Fial McMurrin whose career was the basis for the book. So I googled it. You'll have to do the same if you want to know.
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Review by: Clair Roxanna on June 23, 2013 :
Fial McMurrin is an Irishman in the 1800s who plans to retaliate against the British for the beating and brutal murder of his father and the rape and murder of his mother. He takes on the whole British Navy and wins. Then he decides to do good by the black men in his crew. A very well written sea story in that respect. The editing and sentence structure need professional editing. Many sentences are incomplete and hard to interpret.
My biggest complaints are the references to supposed ancestors of Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters and even Barack Obama. I understand what the author was attempting but it didn't work. And whatever possessed the author to highlight a scummy musician who is a sexual pervert. Chuck Berry for years chased young girls in their mid teens and even put hidden cameras in the woman's restrooms of his Missouri restaurant.
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Review by: Jonathan Wallis on June 8, 2013 :
A great read, and rarely do I read books about ships and the sea that ring true, as after 42 years at sea, and with quite a bit of background knowledge behind me on locations and history, I have been delighted with Brian's fresh and original style. This is a fast paced novel, a seriously good read and entertainment and I can happily recommend this book to anyone interested in the sea, history and a good adventure yarn.
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