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Young Jonathon Coyne is plucked from his ship to serve in the Royal Navy leaving behind his pregnant lover, Liz Wade, who believes him dead. He survives the lash under the vicious Captain Hawkey, battles the Spanish under Lord Nelson and finally escapes. A er a series of triumphs in the American Navy, during the siege of Baltimore, Jonathon Coyne, Liz and their young daughter, Rachel, are brought together by a single bullet that changes their lives forever. "MASTER AND COMMANDER fans will love CALL OF THE SEA for the authentic early nineteenth century seafaring details and the thundering battle scenes. I loved it for the way the characters ---- merchants, sailors, historical giants, warriors and lovers -- embody their times with every breath, word, and emotion. It's a great vision of the men and women whose sweat and inspiration gave birth to the U.S. Navy nearly 200 years ago." Richard Hunter, Author, WORLD WITHOUT SECRETS. Anyone who has served in the U.S. Navy from Annapolis to the Persian Gulf will enjoy CALL OF THE SEA. In Captain Jonathon Coyne, Wallace captures the bold spirit of the fledgling Navy as it takes on the mightiest sea power of its day. William S. Norman, Captain, USN Re red. Star-crossed lovers Jonathon Coyne and Liz Wade provide a human dimension to a me in history that saw Washington burned and Bal more besieged. The pages flew as I followed this tale of ac on and romance. Mary McGahan, Historian and Author of RAID AT RED MILL."