H. M. S. Surprise by Patrick O'Brian
(Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

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"Few, very few books have made my heart thud with excitement. H.M.S. Surprise managed it."—Helen Lucy Burke, Irish Press

Third in the series of Aubrey/Maturin adventures, this book is set among the strange sights and smells of the Indian subcontinent, and in the distant waters ploughed by the ships of the East India Company. Aubrey is on the defensive, pitting wits and seamanship against an enemy enjoying overwhelming local superiority. But somewhere in the Indian Ocean lies the prize that could make him rich beyond his wildest dream: the ships sent by Napoleon to attack the China Fleet...

About Patrick O'Brian

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Patrick O'Brian is the author of twenty volumes in the highly respected Aubrey/Maturin series of novels.
Published December 5, 2011 by W. W. Norton & Company. 406 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Business & Economics, Action & Adventure, War, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction

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It soon becomes a favorite of everyone but Jack Aubrey: whenever the sloth sees Jack it hides its face.

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