The Fortune of War by Patrick O'Brian
(Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

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"A marvellously full-flavoured, engrossing book, which towers over its current rivals in the genre like a three-decker over a ship's longboat."—Times Literary Supplement

Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., 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 dispatch 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.

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. 355 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, War, Horror, Action & Adventure, Business & Economics, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction

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