Synopses & Reviews
These three titles are part of a programme to republish all Patrick O'Brian's novels in B format paperback. "Taken together the novels are a brilliant achievement." "Times Literary Supplement. The Unknown Shore" is also published in hardback this month.
Jack Aubrey is persuaded to make investments in the City on the strength of supposedly certain information. From there he is led into the half-worlds of the London criminal underground and of government espionage - the province of his friend, Stephen Maturin, on whom he alone can rely.