Honorable Mention, the 3rd novel by Florida author Robert N. Macomber

Professional Praise For Honorable Mention

 Joe Weber
Author of Defcon One and Rules of Engagement
“Robert Macomber’s Honorable Mention is truly exceptional!  Following At the Edge of Honor and Point of Honor, this rousing sea adventure is reminiscent of the swashbuckling yarns of Robert Louis Stevenson and Herman Wouk. Honorable Mention is extraordinary, a first-rate historical novel by a master of the genre.”

 Randy Wayne White
  Author of the Doc Ford novels
“Welcome to Key West, 1864, and fascinating world of Lt. Peter Wake, US Navy, and commanding officer of the armed tug, Hunt.  Welcome to a 19th century Caribbean that is transitioning from sail to steam; from piracy and rebellion to maritime order.  Welcome to HONORABLE MENTION, a literary expedition that takes us from Shark River in Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands to Havana Harbor and beyond.  In this book, Robert N. Macomber proves that he is not only a superb Naval historian, but he can also tell a compelling, action packed story that educates painlessly as it sails the reader along.”

Patrick D. Smith
Acclaimed historical novelist
“This is an excellent Civil War–era novel. The characters are drawn with such skill you come to believe you know them personally, and you are right there when the action takes place—not just reading about it. Robert Macomber has produced a novel that will linger in your memory long after the last page is read. He is truly a gifted writer.”

 Florida International Magazine
“Historical fiction that is ideal for lovers of Civil War drama and period film dialogue.”

Vince Murray, Associate Editor
Ocala Star Banner
“Robert Macomber is a relative newcomer, but Honorable Mention should find a home among the more established authors …. Better yet, Macomber tells his story without all the nautical mumbo-jumbo that may appeal to some but sends most of us scurrying for a reference book. Best of all, the story, the third volume in the award-winning Honor series, covers the tumultuous end of the Civil War in Florida and the Caribbean, from the re-election of Lincoln in 1864 to the relocation of former Confederates to Latin America in 1866. The hero, Lt. Peter Wake, is now in command of the steamer U.S.S. Hunt, in pursuit of a strange vessel during a tropical storm off Cuba. Readers get a glimpse at Key West, 1864, and the fascinating world of a young U.S. Navy officer in command of the armed tug, Hunt. Wake is in a navy in transition from sail to steam, from piracy and rebellion to maritime order. Macomber tells a good story made even better by its Florida roots.”