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Of all the authors represented by Bert's Gallery, award-winning Robert N. Macomber has long been a favorite. As of July 2016 welcome, Wakians, to the Official Ship's Store. If a purchaser desires a personal inscription on a book, please email Pinebay@BertsBar.com or call 239-283-1335. Onward and Upward with Peter Wake!

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At the Edge of Honor
Description: The year is 1863. The Civil War is leaving its bloody trail across the nation as Peter Wake, born and bred in the snowy North, joins the U.S. Navy as a volunteer officer and arrives in steamy Florida for duty with the East Gulf Blockading Squadron. The idealistic Peter Wake has handled boats before, but he's new to the politics and illicit liaisons that war creates among men. Assigned to the Rosalie, a tiny, armed sloop, Captain Wake commands a group of seasoned seamen on a series of voyages to seek and arrest Confederate blockade-runners and sympathizers, from Florida's coastal waters through to near the remote out-islands of the Bahamas. Wake risks his reputation when he falls in love with Linda Donahue, whose father is a Confederate zealot, and steals away to spend precious hours with her at her Key West home. Their love is tested as Wake learns he must make the ugly decisions of war even in a beautiful, tropical paradise—decisions that take him up to the edge of honor.... Read More
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Description: The year is 1863. The Civil War is leaving its bloody trail across the nation as Peter Wake, born and bred in the snowy North, joins the U.S. Navy as a volunteer officer and arrives in steamy Florida for duty with the East Gulf Blockading Squadron. The idealistic Peter Wake has handled boats before, but he's new to the politics and illicit liaisons that war creates among men. Assigned to the Rosalie, a tiny, armed sloop, Captain Wake commands a group of seasoned seamen on a series of voyages to seek and arrest Confederate blockade-runners and sympathizers, from Florida's coastal waters through to near the remote out-islands of the Bahamas.

Wake risks his reputation when he falls in love with Linda Donahue, whose father is a Confederate zealot, and steals away to spend precious hours with her at her Key West home. Their love is tested as Wake learns he must make the ugly decisions of war even in a beautiful, tropical paradise—decisions that take him up to the edge of honor.
   
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Honoring The Enemy
Description: Honoring The Enemy is the fourteenth novel in the award-winning Honor Series of historical naval thrillers. The series follows the life and career of American naval officer Peter Wake, from his joining the navy during the Civil War to his adventures around the world until 1908. This was the time when the United States Navy was at the forefront of America’s transformation into a global power. Honoring The Enemy picks up where An Honorable War left off, and is the second of a three part mini-series within the Honor Series about the Spanish-American War in Cuba and Puerto Rico. This novel covers the period of June 1898 to mid-July 1898, centering on Tampa, FL and Oriente, Cuba. It's a story of how American sailors, Marines, and soldiers landed in eastern Cuba in 1898 and, against daunting odds, fought their way to victory. I spent time in Oriente on a 2016 research expedition and met with Cuban historians, which was invaluable to bringing this piece of history to life. From... Read More
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Description: Honoring The Enemy is the fourteenth novel in the award-winning Honor Series of historical naval thrillers. The series follows the life and career of American naval officer Peter Wake, from his joining the navy during the Civil War to his adventures around the world until 1908. This was the time when the United States Navy was at the forefront of America’s transformation into a global power.

Honoring The Enemy picks up where An Honorable War left off, and is the second of a three part mini-series within the Honor Series about the Spanish-American War in Cuba and Puerto Rico.

This novel covers the period of June 1898 to mid-July 1898, centering on Tampa, FL and Oriente, Cuba. It's a story of how American sailors, Marines, and soldiers landed in eastern Cuba in 1898 and, against daunting odds, fought their way to victory.

I spent time in Oriente on a 2016 research expedition and met with Cuban historians, which was invaluable to bringing this piece of history to life.

From clandestine espionage missions to history-making land and sea battles, Peter Wake and the reader will be right in the middle of the action!
   
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An Honorable War
Description: February, 1898. As tensions with Spain reach fever pitch and the New York press calls for an honorable war to liberate Cuba, Captain Peter Wake, U.S.N., personal aide to Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt, is immersed in a clandestine espionage mission deep inside Cuba. Beset by unexpected family dilemmas and fleeing from foes closing in on him ashore in Havana, he finally delivers his purloined top-secret Spanish documents to the captain of the anchored USS Maine. But moments after Wake leaves the ship, Maine explodes. In that instant, the world is changed forever and Peter Wake is back at war. His first combat command is an improvised squadron given what seems a simple task: deliver exile Cuban volunteer reinforcements to a remote area of Cuba, support them ashore for three days as they unite with the Cuban Liberation Army, then commence an inshore blockade of the coast. He quickly learns that nothing is as it was described in the orders from Washington. He and his... Read More
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Description: February, 1898. As tensions with Spain reach fever pitch and the New York press calls for an honorable war to liberate Cuba, Captain Peter Wake, U.S.N., personal aide to Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt, is immersed in a clandestine espionage mission deep inside Cuba. Beset by unexpected family dilemmas and fleeing from foes closing in on him ashore in Havana, he finally delivers his purloined top-secret Spanish documents to the captain of the anchored USS Maine. But moments after Wake leaves the ship, Maine explodes. In that instant, the world is changed forever and Peter Wake is back at war.

His first combat command is an improvised squadron given what seems a simple task: deliver exile Cuban volunteer reinforcements to a remote area of Cuba, support them ashore for three days as they unite with the Cuban Liberation Army, then commence an inshore blockade of the coast. He quickly learns that nothing is as it was described in the orders from Washington. He and his sailors are soon facing overwhelming odds from the enemy and treachery from within. Certain death and defeat are only minutes away for the Americans...
   
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The Assassin's Honor
Description: In December 1892, all is well for Peter Wake, U.S.N. He has command of a new cruiser in the Caribbean and a beautiful lover in Washington. Everything changes when a passenger is found murdered on a steamer at Key West, and Wake discovers a foreign assassination team will strike a world leader in eight days. But who, and where? Facing a tangled web of Germans in Mexico, rebel Cubans in Key West, and Spanish secret agents in Tampa, nothing is as it seems. Time is running out. This twelfth novel in the Honor Series was inspired by the real events in 1892, which changed world history...... Read More
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Description: In December 1892, all is well for Peter Wake, U.S.N. He has command of a new cruiser in the Caribbean and a beautiful lover in Washington. Everything changes when a passenger is found murdered on a steamer at Key West, and Wake discovers a foreign assassination team will strike a world leader in eight days.

But who, and where?

Facing a tangled web of Germans in Mexico, rebel Cubans in Key West, and Spanish secret agents in Tampa, nothing is as it seems. Time is running out. This twelfth novel in the Honor Series was inspired by the real events in 1892, which changed world history...
   
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Honors Rendered
Description: It's early 1889. Germany is trying to add the islands of Samoa to its burgeoning Pacific empire. For six months, German and American naval forces have been engaged in an escalating war confrontation at the main Samoan island of Upolu. Warships are at battle stations. Reinforcements from both nations are on the way. The press in Berlin and San Francisco are calling for national honor to be defended. At any minute, open combat may erupt. All it will take is one miscalculation. Commander Peter Wake, Office of Naval Intelligence, has been given an impossible assignment by President Grover Cleveland, whose administration will end on March 4th, and who plans on running for the presidency again in four years. Cleveland doesn't want a war to be the legacy of his first term in office. Wake is ordered to get to Samoa and clandestinely accomplish one of two things: somehow prevent war from breaking out, or win it decisively at the outset to prevent it from spreading around the globe...... Read More
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Description: It's early 1889. Germany is trying to add the islands of Samoa to its burgeoning Pacific empire. For six months, German and American naval forces have been engaged in an escalating war confrontation at the main Samoan island of Upolu. Warships are at battle stations. Reinforcements from both nations are on the way. The press in Berlin and San Francisco are calling for national honor to be defended. At any minute, open combat may erupt. All it will take is one miscalculation.

Commander Peter Wake, Office of Naval Intelligence, has been given an impossible assignment by President Grover Cleveland, whose administration will end on March 4th, and who plans on running for the presidency again in four years. Cleveland doesn't want a war to be the legacy of his first term in office. Wake is ordered to get to Samoa and clandestinely accomplish one of two things: somehow prevent war from breaking out, or win it decisively at the outset to prevent it from spreading around the globe...
   
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Honorable LIes
Description: It's September 1888, and Commander Peter Wake, Office of Naval Intelligence, has been ordered to salvage his failed espionage operation against the Spanish Navy in Havana. His network of spies in the city is compromised, international political tensions are escalating, the U.S. presidential election is looming, and Wake has five days to locate and rescue two of his network who are missing and assumed captured by the Spanish. Wake immediately realizes his old nemesis Colonel Isidro Marron, head of the dreaded Spanish counter-intelligence service, has set the perfect trap to kill him. Wake's covert American team of experts in linguistics, chemistry, and lock picking, are soon hard pressed to just stay alive as they struggle to carry out his hastily conceived plan...... Read More
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Description: It's September 1888, and Commander Peter Wake, Office of Naval Intelligence, has been ordered to salvage his failed espionage operation against the Spanish Navy in Havana. His network of spies in the city is compromised, international political tensions are escalating, the U.S. presidential election is looming, and Wake has five days to locate and rescue two of his network who are missing and assumed captured by the Spanish.

Wake immediately realizes his old nemesis Colonel Isidro Marron, head of the dreaded Spanish counter-intelligence service, has set the perfect trap to kill him. Wake's covert American team of experts in linguistics, chemistry, and lock picking, are soon hard pressed to just stay alive as they struggle to carry out his hastily conceived plan...
   
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Honor Bound
Description: It's June, 1888. Commander Peter Wake, U.S. naval intelligence agent, is in Florida culminating an espionage mission to learn Spain's naval readiness in Cuba and looking forward to a long delayed leave. But then a beautiful woman from his past shows up, begging him to find her missing son. A man like Wake has no choice, and sets off with an odd assortment of companions across Florida, through the Bahamian islands, and deep into the dank jungles of Haiti. His entourage includes a Smithsonian ethnologist, a Bahamian Seminole sailor, Russian spies, and a Polish-Haitian soldier. Overcoming storms, mutiny, shipwrecks and death, Wake discovers the hidden lair of an anarchist group planning to wreak havoc around the world - unless he stops it.... Read More
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Description: It's June, 1888. Commander Peter Wake, U.S. naval intelligence agent, is in Florida culminating an espionage mission to learn Spain's naval readiness in Cuba and looking forward to a long delayed leave. But then a beautiful woman from his past shows up, begging him to find her missing son. A man like Wake has no choice, and sets off with an odd assortment of companions across Florida, through the Bahamian islands, and deep into the dank jungles of Haiti.

His entourage includes a Smithsonian ethnologist, a Bahamian Seminole sailor, Russian spies, and a Polish-Haitian soldier. Overcoming storms, mutiny, shipwrecks and death, Wake discovers the hidden lair of an anarchist group planning to wreak havoc around the world - unless he stops it.
   
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The Darkest Shade Of Honor
Description: This eighth novel of the Honor Series begins with Commander Peter Wake, of the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Intelligence, at New York City in 1886, where he meets two intense young men who will dramatically influence his life: Theodore Roosevelt and Jose Marti. Presented with a secret coded message, he deciphers it for Roosevelt and soon wishes he hadn't. Returning to Washington D.C., he is assigned to follow up on the secret message and uncover the extent of Cuban revolutionary activities between Florida and Cuba, along with investigating rumors of Spanish government agents operating in Key West. Most of all, this is to be accomplished quietly, to prevent international embarrassment for newly elected President Grover Cleveland, the first Democrat in the White House in 25 years...... Read More
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Description: This eighth novel of the Honor Series begins with Commander Peter Wake, of the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Intelligence, at New York City in 1886, where he meets two intense young men who will dramatically influence his life: Theodore Roosevelt and Jose Marti. Presented with a secret coded message, he deciphers it for Roosevelt and soon wishes he hadn't.

Returning to Washington D.C., he is assigned to follow up on the secret message and uncover the extent of Cuban revolutionary activities between Florida and Cuba, along with investigating rumors of Spanish government agents operating in Key West. Most of all, this is to be accomplished quietly, to prevent international embarrassment for newly elected President Grover Cleveland, the first Democrat in the White House in 25 years...
   
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The Honored Dead
Description: This seventh novel of the award-winning Honor Series finds Lt. Cmdr. Peter Wake, Office of Naval Intelligence, aboard a riverboat on the Mekong River, in 1883 French Indo-China. The mission sounded simple in Washington: deliver the American president's reply to a secret naval offer from the king of Cambodia, while assessing the region's political-military situation. Wake figures it'll take two more weeks before he'll be homeward bound. Six months later, after nearly dying at the hands of opium warlords, Chinese-Malay pirates, and French gangsters; after suffering starvation at sea, nearly falling in love with a beautiful widow, surviving a typhoon, being marooned on a beach, and enduring a horrific full-scale battle, Wake is still there. Exhausted, frustrated and scared, he and his motley band of companions, can now testify nothing is simple in the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Empire of Viet Nam...... Read More
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Description: This seventh novel of the award-winning Honor Series finds Lt. Cmdr. Peter Wake, Office of Naval Intelligence, aboard a riverboat on the Mekong River, in 1883 French Indo-China. The mission sounded simple in Washington: deliver the American president's reply to a secret naval offer from the king of Cambodia, while assessing the region's political-military situation. Wake figures it'll take two more weeks before he'll be homeward bound.

Six months later, after nearly dying at the hands of opium warlords, Chinese-Malay pirates, and French gangsters; after suffering starvation at sea, nearly falling in love with a beautiful widow, surviving a typhoon, being marooned on a beach, and enduring a horrific full-scale battle, Wake is still there. Exhausted, frustrated and scared, he and his motley band of companions, can now testify nothing is simple in the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Empire of Viet Nam...
   
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A Different Kind Of Honor
Description: It's 1879 and Lt. Cmdr. Peter Wake, U.S.N., is on special assignment as the official American 'neutral' naval observer to the War of the Pacific raging along the west coast of South America. Chile, having invaded the coast of Bolivia, has gone on to overrun Peru and controls the entire southeastern Pacific region. Washington D.C., concerned over European involvement in the war and the French effort to build a canal through Panama, has sent Wake to observe not only the naval war, but the political intrigues of the region as well...... Read More
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Description: It's 1879 and Lt. Cmdr. Peter Wake, U.S.N., is on special assignment as the official American 'neutral' naval observer to the War of the Pacific raging along the west coast of South America. Chile, having invaded the coast of Bolivia, has gone on to overrun Peru and controls the entire southeastern Pacific region. Washington D.C., concerned over European involvement in the war and the French effort to build a canal through Panama, has sent Wake to observe not only the naval war, but the political intrigues of the region as well...
   
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An Affair Of Honor
Description: At the beginning of this fifth novel in Robert N. Macomber's award winning Honor Series, it's December 1873 and Lieutenant Peter Wake is the executive officer of the USS Omaha on dreary patrol in the West Indies. Lonely for his family, he is looking forward to returning home to Pensacola in a few months and rekindling his troubled marriage with Linda. But fate has other plans for Wake. He runs afoul of the Royal Navy in Antiqua, and is declared a spy when he stumbles on shocking new information about a British ship there. A beautiful French woman enters his life in Martinique. Then he's suddenly sent off on staff assignment to Europe, where he is soon immersed in the cynical swirl of Old World politics...... Read More
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Description: At the beginning of this fifth novel in Robert N. Macomber's award winning Honor Series, it's December 1873 and Lieutenant Peter Wake is the executive officer of the USS Omaha on dreary patrol in the West Indies. Lonely for his family, he is looking forward to returning home to Pensacola in a few months and rekindling his troubled marriage with Linda.

But fate has other plans for Wake. He runs afoul of the Royal Navy in Antiqua, and is declared a spy when he stumbles on shocking new information about a British ship there. A beautiful French woman enters his life in Martinique. Then he's suddenly sent off on staff assignment to Europe, where he is soon immersed in the cynical swirl of Old World politics...
   
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A Dishonorable Few
Description: Peter Wake, U.S.N. is back, and the year is 1869. Wake is ending his very first tour of shore duty at Pensacola Navy Yard. He'll be heading down into Central America as executive officer aboard a gunboat on a mission to find and end the maniacal rampage of a former US naval officer who became a mercenary, then turned bad -- very bad. The search takes Wake from the perilous alleys of Cartagena, Colombia and the fetid jungles of Panama to the Moskito Coast of Nicaragua and the smoky villages of Haiti. Along the way, he comes across cutthroats in Colombia, brave Indios in Panama, good men in the Royal Navy of Great Britain and the Spanish Navy, two-faced politicians from several countries, the most evil enemy he has ever faced, and a treacherous man in his own ship. Even while worrying about his marriage back home, he braves a daring rescue attempt on a lee-shore, shot and shell from desperate pirates, uncharted reefs on desolate coasts, international intrigue involving the potential c... Read More
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product-image A Dishonorable Few

Description: Peter Wake, U.S.N. is back, and the year is 1869. Wake is ending his very first tour of shore duty at Pensacola Navy Yard. He'll be heading down into Central America as executive officer aboard a gunboat on a mission to find and end the maniacal rampage of a former US naval officer who became a mercenary, then turned bad -- very bad.

The search takes Wake from the perilous alleys of Cartagena, Colombia and the fetid jungles of Panama to the Moskito Coast of Nicaragua and the smoky villages of Haiti. Along the way, he comes across cutthroats in Colombia, brave Indios in Panama, good men in the Royal Navy of Great Britain and the Spanish Navy, two-faced politicians from several countries, the most evil enemy he has ever faced, and a treacherous man in his own ship. Even while worrying about his marriage back home, he braves a daring rescue attempt on a lee-shore, shot and shell from desperate pirates, uncharted reefs on desolate coasts, international intrigue involving the potential canal across the Isthmus, a moribund American naval administration, and, in the end, his own court-martial in Washington, D.C...
   
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Honorable Mention
Description: Peter Wake's hopes for a quick and peaceful end to the Civil War disappear in the desperate turmoil of 1865 Florida and the Caribbean. Old acquaintances, both friend and adversary, come back into Wake's life in ways he didn't anticipate, while murky intrigues of sinister characters keep the danger real and the future uncertain...... Read More
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Description: Peter Wake's hopes for a quick and peaceful end to the Civil War disappear in the desperate turmoil of 1865 Florida and the Caribbean.

Old acquaintances, both friend and adversary, come back into Wake's life in ways he didn't anticipate, while murky intrigues of sinister characters keep the danger real and the future uncertain...
   
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Point Of Honor
Description: Peter Wake has made his mark upon the United States Navy's East Gulf Blockading Squadron, received a promotion, and been given a larger command, the schooner St. James. Wake proceeds to fulfill his assignments, but soon finds himself afoul of senior officers on his own side, political appointees to Army commands whose mistakes are measured in blood. His personal life takes a new turn, as love conquers animosity in a unique way which only Key West could provide. His lover becomes the anchor and soul of his life, as Wake continues to accomplish daunting missions, including some that have no apparent solution...... Read More
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Description: Peter Wake has made his mark upon the United States Navy's East Gulf Blockading Squadron, received a promotion, and been given a larger command, the schooner St. James. Wake proceeds to fulfill his assignments, but soon finds himself afoul of senior officers on his own side, political appointees to Army commands whose mistakes are measured in blood.

His personal life takes a new turn, as love conquers animosity in a unique way which only Key West could provide. His lover becomes the anchor and soul of his life, as Wake continues to accomplish daunting missions, including some that have no apparent solution...
   
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