Blue at the Mizzen (Vol. Book 20) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
"The old master has us again in the palm of his hand."—Los Angeles Times (a Best Book of 1999)Napoleon has been defeated at Waterloo, and the ensuing peace brings with it both the desertion of nearly half of Captain Aubrey's crew and the sudden dimming of Aubrey's career prospects in a peacetime navy. When the Surprise is nearly sunk on her way to South America—where Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are to help Chile assert her independence from Spain—the delay occasioned by repairs reaps a harvest of strange consequences. The South American expedition is a desperate affair; and in the end Jack's bold initiative to strike at the vastly superior Spanish fleet precipitates a spectacular naval action that will determine both Chile's fate and his own.
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Blue at the mizzenUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Here is the 20th in the series presenting the escapades of Cap. Jack Aubrey of the British Royal Navy ship Surprise and his longtime companion, naval surgeon Stephen Maturin. O'Brian belongs to that ... Read full review
Review: Blue at the Mizzen (Aubrey & Maturin #20)User Review - Richard - Goodreads
The "Surprise" is on a secret mission to South America, helping Chileans gain their independence. Nothing goes simply in a Patrick O'Brian novel, and the passage to Chile is fraught with delays. After ... Read full review