A British whaler has been captured by an ambitious chief in the Friendly Isles, and Captain Jack Aubrey is dispatched to restore order. But Jack must first contend with an escaped convict who has stowed away on the Surprise, an attractive female convict who is driving the crew to awkward courtliness and dangerous jealousies.The fifteenth installment of Patrick O'Brian's hugely successful Aubrey/Maturin series.
"The best historical novels ever written." (The New York Times Book Review)
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The character of Mrs Oakes, she was a breath of fresh air to a structured world
I enjoy his charactors different emotions and he does a great job
Liked Jimmy Ducks and the two little girls
Good book great story and look forward to the next one