An Improved 4 Stars
Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger is the second book covering the exploits of the young officer, Richard Bolitho. This is again a slim volume and written is a simple and clear style that could be enjoyed by readers of many ages.
Unlike the first book, this story covered a smaller range of topics. Richard, as the frigate Gorgon is docked, is tasked to a small man of war with orders to investigate some smuggling along the coast. The story become more interesting when he is surprised to learn the identity of his new captain. There are some good action sequences that occur on the sea and some equal well written sequence on land. While the action scenes are short, due to the length of the book, the story flows well is exciting to boot. An excellent second effort.