Desolation Island (Aubrey / Maturin, Bk 5)
Desolation Island - Aubrey / Maturin, Bk 5 Author:Patrick O'Brian Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy -- and a treacherous disease that decimates the crew. With a Dutch man-of-war to windward, the under-manned, out-gunned Leopar... more »d sails for her life into the freezing waters of the Antarctic where, in mountainous seas, the Dutchman closes...« less
While the first 4 books in "the Cannon" are written as squeals to one another, each book's story resolving by its respective end, Desolation Island is the first of what is considered a trilogy inside the wider series (Desolation Island, the Fortune of War and the Surgeon Mate).