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Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, veterans of many battles, return in this novel to the seas where they first sailed as shipmates. But Jack is now a senior Captain commanding a line-of-battle ship sent out to reinforce the squadron blockading Toulon, and this is a longer, harder, colder war than the dashing frigate actions of his early days.

A sudden turn of events takes him and Stephen off on a hazardous mission to the Greek Islands. All his old skills of seamanship and his proverbial luck when fighting against odds come triumphantly into their own.

(P)1998 HarperCollins UK

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  • Thorin Seex
  • 07-03-18

Good, not the best in the series

I've heard these stories read better but it's still enjoyable. If you are a fan of the series then it's a must

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  • Randomallocation
  • 01-31-18

NOT obviously abridged. A damn cheat. worthless

Really, really annoyed to find I had been sold an abridgement. a worthless purchase. sorry to have paid for it. I regret it much.