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By Patrick O'Brian

The 17th novel within the best-selling Aubrey/Maturin sequence of naval stories, which the New York instances e-book Review has defined as "the most sensible historic novels ever written."
Having survived a protracted and determined event within the nice South Sea, Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin go back to England to very diversified situations. For Jack it's a chuffed homecoming, not less than before everything, yet for Stephen it's disastrous: his little daughter seems to be autistic, incapable of speech or touch, whereas his spouse, Diana, not able to endure this case, has disappeared, her apartment being sorted by way of the widowed Clarissa Oakes.

a lot of The Commodore occurs on land, in sitting rooms and in drafty castles, however the roar of the good weapons is rarely faraway from our listening to. Aubrey and Maturin are despatched on a weird and wonderful decoy project to the fever-ridden lagoons of the Gulf of Guinea to suppress the slave alternate. yet their final vacation spot is eire, the place the French are mounting an invasion that would try Aubrey's seamanship and Maturin's resourcefulness as a mystery intelligence agent.

the delicate interweaving of those disparate issues is an success of natural storytelling via one in every of our best residing novelists.

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