Jack Aubrey, a brilliant and fearless captain in Nelson's navy, accepts a mission to intercept a frigate intent on wreaking havoc among British whalers. As HMS Surprise and her crew draw nearer to the enemy, their journey grows perilous, and murder and a shipwreck ensue.
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Captain Jack Aubrey sets sail for Cape Horn, determined to intercept an American frigate before it can wreak havoc on the British whaling trade. As always, he is accompanied by intelligence operative Stephen Maturin, and as always, Aubrey has no idea of what his companion is up to. Another impeccably written adventure, by the end of which you should be able to identify a mizzen topsail in your sleep.From the Inside Flap:
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The 10th installment in the Aubrey/Maturin series
The War of 1812 continues, and Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission after his own heart: intercepting a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade. Stephen Maturin has fish of his own to fry in the world of secret intelligence. Disaster in various guises awaits them in the Great South Sea and in the far reaches of the pacific: typhoons, castaways, shipwrecks, murder, and criminal insanity.
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Book Description Harper-collins Publishers, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007157878