|Grouped Work ID||99810412-cb92-6448-43c3-f6167e93e7ce|
|Grouping Title||desolation island|
|Grouping Author||obrian patrick|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-11-12 04:43:19AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-12 04:50:14AM|
|detailed_location_arlington||Westover Adult Fiction|
Captain Jack Aubrey has been getting into trouble during his time ashore, his trusting nature causing him problems in both business and cards. His friend, surgeon Stephen Maturin, is having a little trouble of his own. Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Aubrey 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 mountainous seas, the Dutchman closes in.
Desolation Island marks a turning point in this highly entertaining historical adventure series. Whereas the previous four novels could be read as stand-alones, only loosely connected in regard to plot, Desolation Island begins a story arc that continues on through the series.
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library|
Connection Crystal City
|series||Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin novels|
|series_with_volume||Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin novels|5|
|subject_facet||Historical fiction -- Great Britain -- 1800-1815|
Desolation island / Patrick O'Brian