By James Boschert
and the Battle of Aboukir
“Midshipman Graham and The Battle of Aboukir is both a rousing Napoleonic naval yarn and a convincing coming of age story. The battle scenes are riveting and powerful, the exotic Egyptian locales colorfully rendered.”
— John Danielski, author of Capital’s Punishment
Historical Fiction WRITER
James Boschert’s unique biography has provided him with an in-depth knowledge of his novels’ subjects. He grew up in the colony of Malaya in the early fifties during the turmoil of a Chinese Communist insurgency. He joined the British Army at fifteen, and from eighteen to twenty-two fought in the jungle wars in Borneo and Malaysia. Afterwards, Boschert lived in the Middle East, serving in countries such as Oman, Lebanon, Israel, and finally Iran where he worked with the Shah Pahlavi’s army.
Talon Series & More
Assassins of Kantara
Book 7: After returning the heads of assassins to the Master of Hashashini, Talon flees with his family and closest companions to the Kingdom of Jerusalem to escape retribution.
The Dragon’s Breath
Book 6: Talon, an assassin turned knight turned merchant, is restless. He sets sail for the coasts of Africa and India. Traveling with him are his wife and son, eager to share in this new adventure.
A Falcon Flies
Book 5: Talon is now a rich man, the owner of ships and and in possession of a license to play the merchant within the Empire to the north. However riches bring enemies and accusations.
Book 4: Imprisoned for brawling in the Kingdom of Jerusalem, Talon and his longtime friend Max are freed by an old mentor from the Order of the Templars and offered a new mission.
Book 3: Shipwrecked off the coast of North Africa in a storm, Talon and friend Max escape captivity and execution, only to risk their lives preventing a massacre.
Book 2: A joyous homecoming turns into a nightmare, as a trained assassin must do the one thing he didn’t want to do–become an assassin again.
Book 1: Talon de Gilles, son of a Christian knight of Jerusalem is only 13 when ferocious Saracens attack his family’s caravan and take him captive.
In the legendary BBC Shipping Forecast, a world of hard men, hard liquor, hard drugs and cold-blooded murder.
Set in Borneo, this story tells of the Ill prepared British soldiers who fought in one of the densest jungles in the world.
Boschert draws on both his childhood and time in the British army… The pace of the writing is impressive; patient in detail without meandering …
The Historical Novel Review
This rapidly unfolding story does not miss a beat and the deviousness of his enemies ensures the reader is kept in suspense.
Author and former Naval Commander, Roger Paine
…fluent narration, crisp dialogue, apt and specific detail, along with superb pacing, make this book a ‘must read.’ Highly recommended.