But Stephen Maturin returns from France with the news that the Chileans, to secure their independence, require an English navy. And just as Jack is dusting off his captain's hat, an urgent dispatch orders him to Gibraltar: Napoleon has escaped from Elba.
Raise anchor! Don't miss the rest of the Aubrey/Maturin series.
©1996 Patrick O'Brian; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.
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"Although O'Brian is ingenious at devising new adventures, it is the richness of his characters which justifies his readers' continuing enthusiasm." (New Yorker)
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