While Captain Aubrey worries about repairs to his ship, Stephen Maturin assumes the centre stage; for the dockyards and salons of Malta are alive with Napoleon's agents, and the admiralty's intelligence network is compromised.
Maturin's cunning is the sole bulwark against sabotage of Aubrey's daring mission. All of Patrick O'Brian's strengths are on parade in this novel of action and intrigue, set partly in Malta, partly in the treacherous, pirate-infested waters of the Red Sea.
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Super but the series is not complete...
Best audiobook version and a fantastic series production of this book in my humble opinion.
Ric Jerrom is the best narrator of these stories I have heard but sadly the original publisher has gone in to liquidation and there is nothing available after a Wine Dark Sea".
I sincerely hope Audible will work with Mr Jerrom to finish this brilliant body of work!