The Fortune of War
W. W. Norton & Company, 1994 - 329 pages
Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., arrives in the Dutch East Indies to find himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best-armed frigate in the Navy. He and his friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a dispatch vessel. But the War of 1812 breaks out while they are en route. Bloody actions precipitate them both into new and unexpected scenes where Stephen's past activities as a secret agent return on him with a vengeance.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BooksForDinner - LibraryThing
My goodness this was good. I only read one of these a year cause I buy the Folio Society versions and they can get pricey, but I want to read more of them!!! *****SPOILER***** The sequence when ... Read full review
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In which Maturin and Aubrey become prisoners of war of the newly formed United States, both are suspected of being spies, and Diana Villers is back. Daring escapes! Love affairs! Cold blooded murders ... Read full review