The Fortune of War

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1994 - 329 pages
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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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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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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

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

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
7
Section 3
34
Section 4
39
Section 5
55
Section 6
56
Section 7
71
Section 8
84
Section 12
158
Section 13
164
Section 14
185
Section 15
191
Section 16
217
Section 17
237
Section 18
253
Section 19
278

Section 9
110
Section 10
125
Section 11
154
Section 20
294
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About the author (1994)

Patrick O'Brian is the author of twenty volumes in the highly respected Aubrey/Maturin series of novels.

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