Saturday, November 7, 2020

Destination Callao by David Adamson Harper - Book Blitz

Historical Fiction

Date Published:
October 2020

AjijicBooks Publishing

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All good historical novels have a fascinating story written around a real
event in history. In DESTINATION CALLAO the author has taken two separate
historical events and woven them together into a thrilling story that has
than satisfy those with a taste for action, including a duel with cutlasses
all the elements of adventure, romance and enough saber rattling to more
and a deadly ambush.

The year is 1851 and Conor Fitzgerald, a former Midshipman in the Royal
Navy having passed his Lieutenant's Examination fins he cannot get a Navy
commission. He obtains a position as second mate on a merchant sailing ship
that is heading for Callao, Peru, with a party of 180 Irish immigrants. To
get to Callao the ship Louisa has to sail around Cape Horn in winter when it
runs into more than just bad weather.

They arrive in Callao where the immigrants plans to set up a farming
community are set back when they find that disease is rampant and they lose
many in their number.Conor decides to stay in Callao where he goes to work
for a Scottish ship chandler.

When the famous Italian freedom fighter Giuseppe Garibaldi arrives in Peru
in October 1851 he and Conor become friends but Garibaldi has enemies from
his previous military encounters and none greater than the French. The
French colony in Lima tries to humiliate him and when that doesn't work they
set out to kill him. Conor finds himself drawn into these events and is
marriage prospects.
forced to fight for his own life while trying to work out his future and his



About the Author

After graduating from HMS Worcester Naval College in England, David Adamson
Harper spent five years at sea as a deck/navigating officer. The latter two
years in the Far East were the inspiration for his first book KWANGCHOW. After
leaving the sea David joined the Grace Line in New York as a management
worked all over the world in various executive positions.
trainee. He spent the rest of his long career in the maritime industry and

He retired in 2008 and moved to Mexico to become a writer. Together with
wife Susan and dog Bess he lives on the north shore of Lake Chapala in the
village of Ajijic. The lake is 5,000 feet above sea level in the Sierra
world, neither too hot in the summer nor too cold in the winter.
Nevada mountains and the climate there is considered to be the best in the

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