A maritime adventure featuring Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin. Aubrey is ashore on half-pay without a command, until Maturin arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope, under a Commodore's pennant. He accepts the order but soon runs into difficulties with two of his crew - a drunkard and a mutinous captain.
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Ashore without a command--and on half-pay to boot--Jack Aubrey's prayers are answered when Stephen Maturin shows up with a secret mission for him. The two men have been ordered to the Cape of Good Hope. There they hope to dislodge the French garrisons on the islands of Mauritius and La Reunion. Alas, two of their own colleagues--a dilettante and a martinet--prove to be nearly as great an obstacle as the French themselves.From the Inside Flap:
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The 4th installmentin Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series
Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half pay without a command--until Stephen Maturin arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a commodore's pennant, there to mount an expedition against the French-held islands or Mauritius and LaReunion. But the difficulties of carrying out his orders are compounded by two of his own captains--Lord Clonfert, a pleasure-seeking dilletante, and Captain Corbett, whose severity pushes his crew to the verge of mutiny.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX000222383X