The Surgeon's Mate Author:Patrick O'Brian Aubrey and Maturin are ordered home by desptach vessel to bring the news of their latest victory to the government. But Maturin is a marked man for the havoc he has wrought in the French intelligence network in the New World, and the attentions of two privateers soon become menacing.
this is a novel in the Aubrey-Maturin series, which just gets better and better. I am trying *so hard* not to read them all in a row, as I can only read them for the first time once, and I will have the rest of my life to reread them in a row if I wish (and I bet I could do that forever). I'm trying to make the excitable tension of wondering what comes next last as long as possible, and O'Brian never fails me.