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1636 - Commander Cantrell in the West Indies

Eric Flint

New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling alternate history series. Book #14 in the Ring of Fire series created by Eric Flint. Eddie Cantrell, now married to the king of Denmark’s daughter, is sent by Admiral Simpson to the Caribbean to secure access to the most valuable commodity on that continent—not the gold and silver which the Spanish treasure, but the oil which up-time machines and industry need. The admiral has also provided Eddie’s small task force with the new steam-powered frigates that have just come out of the navy’s shipyards. Even with the frigates, a giant obstacle stands in his way: the Gulf-girdling Spanish presence in the New World. So a diversion is needed, carried out by an up-time car mechanic and a down-time mercenary colonel who also happens to be the last earl of Ireland. Their mission: grab the oil fields on Trinidad, and so distract the attention of Spain’s New World governors. While the Spanish galleons and troops head for Trinidad, Commander Cantrell’s smallest and fastest steam sloop will make a run to the Louisiana coast. There, her crew will wind their way up the bayous to the real New World prize: the Jennings Oil Field. But Cantrell’s plans could be wrecked in a multitude of ways. He faces often-hostile natives, rambunctious Dutch ship captains, allied colonies on the brink of starvation, and vicious social infighting that can barely be contained by his capable and passionate new wife. When the galleons finally come out in force to engage his small flotilla, Eddie will discover that the Spanish aren’t the only enemies who will be coming against him in a fateful Caribbean show-down.

New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling alternate history series. Book #14 in the Ring of Fire series created by Eric Flint. Eddie Cantrell, now married to the king of Denmark’s daughter, is sent by Admiral Simpson to the Caribbean to secure access to the most valuable commodity on that continent—not the gold and silver which the Spanish treasure, but the oil which up-time machines and industry need. The admiral has also provided Eddie’s small task force with the new steam-powered frigates that have just come out of the navy’s shipyards. Even with the frigates, a giant obstacle stands in his way: the Gulf-girdling Spanish presence in the New World. So a diversion is needed, carried out by an up-time car mechanic and a down-time mercenary colonel who also happens to be the last earl of Ireland. Their mission: grab the oil fields on Trinidad, and so distract the attention of Spain’s New World governors. While the Spanish galleons and troops head for Trinidad, Commander Cantrell’s smallest and fastest steam sloop will make a run to the Louisiana coast. There, her crew will wind their way up the bayous to the real New World prize: the Jennings Oil Field. But Cantrell’s plans could be wrecked in a multitude of ways. He faces often-hostile natives, rambunctious Dutch ship captains, allied colonies on the brink of starvation, and vicious social infighting that can barely be contained by his capable and passionate new wife. When the galleons finally come out in force to engage his small flotilla, Eddie will discover that the Spanish aren’t the only enemies who will be coming against him in a fateful Caribbean show-down.
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New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling alternate history series. Book #14 in the Ring of Fire series created by Eric Flint. Eddie Cantrell, now married to the king of Denmark’s daughter, is sent by Admiral Simpson to the Caribbean to secure access to the most valuable commodity on that continent—not the gold and silver which the Spanish treasure, but the oil which up-time machines and industry need. The admiral has also provided Eddie’s small task force with the new steam-powered frigates that have just come out of the navy’s shipyards. Even with the frigates, a giant obstacle stands in his way: the Gulf-girdling Spanish presence in the New World. So a diversion is needed, carried out by an up-time car mechanic and a down-time mercenary colonel who also happens to be the last earl of Ireland. Their mission: grab the oil fields on Trinidad, and so distract the attention of Spain’s New World governors. While the Spanish galleons and troops head for Trinidad, Commander Cantrell’s smallest and fastest steam sloop will make a run to the Louisiana coast. There, her crew will wind their way up the bayous to the real New World prize: the Jennings Oil Field. But Cantrell’s plans could be wrecked in a multitude of ways. He faces often-hostile natives, rambunctious Dutch ship captains, allied colonies on the brink of starvation, and vicious social infighting that can barely be contained by his capable and passionate new wife. When the galleons finally come out in force to engage his small flotilla, Eddie will discover that the Spanish aren’t the only enemies who will be coming against him in a fateful Caribbean show-down.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Charles E. Gannon, George Guidall

Length:

21h 23m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

23:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

32:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

28:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

22:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

46:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

37:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

30:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

33:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

46:19


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

35:59


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

37:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

25:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

25:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

26:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

23:22


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

26:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

35:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

34:28


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

15:31


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

25:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

20:47


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

27:38


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

12:36


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

22:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

16:14


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

19:49


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

20:50


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

20:42


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

23:24


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

30:42


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

39:43


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:02