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Fiction
Author: Porter Hill
ISBN: 0722148526
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Pages 192 pages
Publisher Sphere; New Ed edition (1987)
Language English
Category: Fiction
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 993
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by Porter Hill


Porter Hill is the pseudonym of a writer whose family connections with British India go back to the early nineteenth century. I would have to say that "The War Chest" is about the worst example of an 18th Century set maritime adventure that I have ever had the misfortune to purchase.

Porter Hill is the pseudonym of a writer whose family connections with British India go back to the early nineteenth century. Educated in England, he had a life-long interest in Indian and naval history and spent many years studying the British conquest of the subcontinent. Forester and O'Brien are in no danger of being eclipsed by Porter Hill. By the time I reached page 73, (no mean feat,) I had determined the book to be unreadable.

Puffing, dabbing his jowls in the heat as he climbed the stone stairway to Governor Spencer’s office two storeys above his own, Watson was ostensibly welcoming Spencer back to Bombay from his voyage. The true purpose of the morning call was to hear details of Spencer’s dispatching Adam Horne to capture the French war chest. Watson did not consider Spencer a close friend. The two men did not meet socially; their wives did not exchange invitations.

Porter Hill recreates the atmosphere of eighteenth-century life at sea with all the drama of a battle that takes desperate men to the limits of their endurance. The War Chest is a cliff-hanging saga of wind and wave, cunning and bravery, set in the dangerous, pirate-infested waters around India, Britain's jewel in the crown. Thriller & Crime Fiction. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

An Adam Horne Adventure. Dedicated to Randy Ivey. The surrender to the British in 1761 of France’s Commander-in-Chief in India, Thomas Lally, prepared the way for the end of the ‘Seven Years War’, but two more years of colonial battles and political intrigue were to pass before England and France reconciled their differences in the Treaty of Paris. This story occurs during the days of uncertain peace in 1761.

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The East India Company's Bombay Marines were the toughest and roughest bunch of soldier sailors on the Indian Ocean - and they did all the Company's dirty work.

Looking for a way to reactivate the conflict in India and drive the French from the sub-continent, the British Chiefs of Staff call on Captain Adam Horne and his band of expendable cutthroats.

The Bombay Marines are the East India Company’s private fighting ships, defending India’s coast and naval trading routes. Captain Adam Horne is the commander of history’s first naval commandos and a hero in the mould of Hornblower, Alexander Kent’s Bolitho or Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey and Maturin. The Adam Horne trilogy, following The Bombay Marines and The War Chest (‘Lloyd’s List’ described the first novel in the series as everything a good yarn should have ), concludes with Captain Horne following a trail into the perilous waters of the China Seas in pursuit of George Fanshawe, who has disappeared under mysterious circumstances with gold from the East India.

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Looking for a way to reactivate the conflict in India and drive the French from the sub-continent, the British Chiefs of Staff call on Captain Adam Horne and his band of expendable cutthroats
GEL
This isn't Patrick O'Brian but is good. More action and less character development than O'Brian, but it is very good action. If the history is accurate, it is also interesting that the story is set amongst a little-known private military organisation, the Bombay Marine.
Mohn
For a cheap little five and dime book, this treasure will sweep you away in moments of adventure. Captain Horne is not your typical Naval captain, he's a bit of a rogue and I like him that way.
Pipet
I would have to say that "The War Chest" is about the worst example of an 18th Century set maritime adventure that I have ever had the misfortune to purchase. Forester and O'Brien are in no danger of being eclipsed by Porter Hill. By the time I reached page 73, (no mean feat,) I had determined the book to be unreadable.
On page 58, during a pitched sea battle, our hero, Captain Horne, pauses to wonder about what his next assignment is going to be.
On page 64, after achieving a victory over two enemy ships, our hero asks himself why one has surrendered and is being abandoned and the other is not fleeing-but the author apparantly kept the answers to those questions to himself.
The last straw-this book is set in 1761; yet page 72-73 finds Babcock,the American character, reminiscing about how if he had stayed in Ohio he would probably have been gentry-in Ohio-in 1761.Mr. Porter, please, crack a history book now and then! A white settler in the Ohio country in 1761 would be lucky to not be hair on a lodge pole, let alone gentry. It was atg this point that I gave up.
This book appears to have been inadequately researched, poorly conceived, contrived and written barely at a juvenile level.