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An Aubrey/Maturin Baltic adventure,
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It would be a disservice to the reader to expose the plot too much, but suffice to say that Captain Aubrey and Doctor Maturin have resolved their adventire in America ('The Fortune of War'), and now sail into the Baltic to turn certain Catalan troops there against their French masters.
Stephen Maturin is fluent in the Catalan language, has land there, and is sympathetic to the people.
And, of course, he is an intelligence agent for the British.
This is a great series. The late Patrick O'Brian was a great story teller, and he knew his subject intimately. He probably knew more about the square-rigged ships of the era than any other writer alive. His recent death, at the age of 86, was a great loss to people who loved his work.
If this series is new to you, may I advise you to go to the first book in the series, 'Master and Commander,' and begin to read there. You will enjoy the series far more. There are some twenty books in the series, so there is lots of pleasure ahead. Of course, each book will stand alone, but they are better read in sequence.