The Surgeon's Mate Author:Patrick O'Brian Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend, surgeon Stephen Maturin - just escapepd from the hands of the enemy - receive orders to leave Nova Scotia and return at once to England. — Out at sea they sight two schooners - privateers - closing in, and the chase is on. But the mercenaries are not after money or other riches - as only Stephen knows. They a... more »re after his personal cargo: the intelligence which could turn the tide of the war against Napoleon...« less
In my opinion, if you ever start reading one of O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin books, you won't stop till you have read the whole series. Most of the books in the series can be read stand alone, but to really enjoy the trip, I would suggest starting at the beginning MASTER AND COMMANDER!