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Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., ashore after a successful cruise, is persuaded by a casual acquaintance to make certain investments in the City. This innocent decision ensnares him in the London criminal underground and in government espionage--the province of his friend Stephen Maturin. Is Aubrey's humiliation and the threatened ruin of his career a deliberate plot? This dark tale is a fitting backdrop to the brilliant characterization and sparkling dialogue which O'Brian's readers have come to expect.
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In the early 1800s, the British Navy stands as the only bulwark against the militant fanaticism of Napoleonic France. When Captain Jack Aubrey, R.N., returns from a tour of duty protecting whalers off South America and is lured into the criminal underground of London, friend Stephen Maturin steps in.
About the Author
Patrick O'Brian wrote many novels, including the extraordinarily popular Aubrey/Maturin series about the Royal Navy in the time of Nelson. He died in 2000.
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