Synopses & Reviews
Latest historical maritime adventure in paperback from Patrick O'Brian. A sequel to "The Commodore", it is concerned with Napoleon Bonaparte's flight (sic.) from Elba, and Captain Jack Aubrey's changing fortunes. A major marketing campaign will be mounted for this title.
Life ashore may once again be the undoing of Jack Aubrey. But Stephen Maturin returns from a mission in France with news that the Chileans require the services of English officers. And then an urgent despatch arrives, ordering Jack to Gibraltar: Napoleon has escaped from Elba.