War has broken out between Britain and America. Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are caught up in further webs of international intrigue in this sixth novel in the Aubrey-Maturin series.
No amount of such teasing can dent Stephen’s delight in his diving bell, and during a perilous mission to stop a French bribe reaching the ruler of Mubara in the Red Sea, Jack will be very glad of it. It is a mission which seems to have been betrayed, however. The ninth installment of the Aubrey-Maturin series