|Desolation Island (1978) [Novel]|
by Patrick O'Brian
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Series: Aubrey-Maturin Tales
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 undermanned, outgunned Leopard sails for her life into the freezing waters of the Antarctic, where, in mountain seas, the Dutchman closes...
Original title: Desolation Island
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Military and Naval Adventure