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In the early 1800s, the British Navy stands as the only bulwark against the militant fanaticism of Napoleonic France. Captain Jack Aubrey, a brilliant and experienced officer, has been struck off the list of post-captains for a crime he has not committed. His old friend Stephen Maturin, usually acting as the ship’s surgeon to cover his activities on behalf of British intelligence, has bought for Aubrey his old ship, the Surprise, to command as a privateer. Together they will sail on a desperate mission against the French that, if successful, may redeem Aubrey from the private hell of his disgrace.

In this twelfth installment of the beloved Aubrey-Maturin series, Patrick O’Brian has created another tale of great narrative power. O’Brian’s attention to period detail and his ability to weave excitement and high seas adventure into every yarn make his novels utterly delightful must-haves.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The author’s grasp of period detail is astonishing as ever—and so is his gift for pure entertainment.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “If Jane Austen wrote Royal Navy yarns, they might read like this…The early-nineteenth-century locations are fascinating, as are the evocation of period shipboard life…Seafarers and landlubbers alike will enjoy this swift, witty tale of money and love.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Readers will be glad to see these unlikely friends in action again...An exciting sea story with good character development.”

    Library Journal

  • “Vance is absolutely perfect for O’Brian’s sad and stirring tale…[He] catches the subtle differences between the land-owning Jack, his rough-tongued crew and the Spanish/Irish Maturin. O’Brian fans should relish this excellent audio outing as should anyone with a love of adventure, history, the sea and fine writing.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred audio review)

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