|Fortune of War, the (1979) [Novel]|
by Patrick O'Brian
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Series: Aubrey-Maturin Tales
Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., arrives in the Dutch East Indies to find himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best-armed frigate in the Navy. He and his friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a dispatch vessel. But the War of 1812 breaks out while they are en route. Bloody actions precipitate them both into new and unexpected scenes where Stephen's past activities as a secret agent return on him with a vengeance.
Original title: The Fortune of War
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Military and Naval Adventure