The Letter of Marque (Vol. Book 12) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
Author : Patrick O'Brian
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date : 2011-12-05
ISBN 10 : 9780393063653
Pages : 288 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (93 users)
Download or read book The Letter of Marque (Vol. Book 12) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels) PDF or another Format written by Patrick O'Brian and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2011-12-05 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Fine stuff...[The Letter of Marque] leaves the devotee of naval fiction eager for sequels." —Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World Captain Jack Aubrey, a brilliant and experienced officer, has been struck off the list of post-captains for a crime he did not commit. His old friend Stephen Maturin, usually cast as a ship’s surgeon to mask his discreet activities on behalf of British Intelligence, has bought for Aubrey his former ship the Surprise to command as a privateer, more politely termed a letter of marque. Together they sail on a desperate mission against the French, which, if successful, may redeem Aubrey from the private hell of his disgrace. A nighttime battle with an unusual climax, a jewel of great value, and Maturin’s fondness for opium make this segment of Patrick O’Brian’s masterful series both original and profoundly exciting.