By Patrick O'Brian

The 17th novel within the best-selling Aubrey/Maturin sequence of naval stories, which the New York occasions publication Review has defined as "the top historic novels ever written."
Having survived an extended and determined event within the nice South Sea, Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin go back to England to very varied situations. For Jack it's a satisfied homecoming, not less than in the beginning, yet for Stephen it really is disastrous: his little daughter seems to be autistic, incapable of speech or touch, whereas his spouse, Diana, not able to undergo this example, has disappeared, her condo being taken care of by means 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 extraordinary decoy undertaking 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 attempt Aubrey's seamanship and Maturin's resourcefulness as a mystery intelligence agent.

the delicate interweaving of those disparate topics is an success of natural storytelling by way of one in all our best dwelling novelists.

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