Synopses & Reviews
O'Brian's nineteenth Aubrey/Maturin novel, following the success of "The Yellow Admiral". Bringing alive the sights and sounds of nineteenth century North Africa, and of the great naval battles which followed Napoleon's flight from Elba, it recounts how Aubrey and Maturin become involved in plots and counterplots to prevent the erstwhile Emperor from regaining power. Backed by a big-budget advertising campaign, this is a guaranteed paperback bestseller.
The 19th Aubrey and Maturin novel by O'Brien, this story is set in the days succeeding Napoleon's escape from Elba, where Aubrey and Maturin are in the thick of Europe's attempt to prevent the French emperor from regaining his power.