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By Patrick O'Brian

"A marvellously full-flavoured, engrossing ebook, which towers over its present competitors within the style like a three-decker over a ship's longboat."—Times Literary Supplement
Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., arrives within the Dutch East Indies to discover himself appointed to the command of the quickest and best-armed frigate within the military. He and his good friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a dispatch vessel. however the battle of 1812 breaks out whereas they're en direction. Bloody activities precipitate them either into new and unforeseen scenes the place Stephen's earlier actions as a undercover agent go back on him with a vengeance.

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