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The Fortune of War: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 6 | [Patrick O'Brian]

The Fortune of War: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 6

Captain Jack Aubrey, RN, 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 despatch 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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Captain Jack Aubrey, RN, 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 despatch 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.

©1979 Patrick O'Brian (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd

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    "Endless on-shore drama"

    I thought this would be a naval-warfare epic. The first part was, but the second part was an endless political drama. I cannot recommend this if you're looking for suspense and action.

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