The Letter of Marque (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #12) (Hardcover)

By Patrick O'Brian

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393028744, 288pp.

Publication Date: August 17, 1990

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Captain Jack Aubrey, a brilliant and experienced officer, has been struck off the list of post-captains for a crime he did not commit. His old friend Stephen Maturin, usually cast as a ship's surgeon to mask his discreet activities on behalf of British Intelligence, has bought for Aubrey his former ship the Surprise to command as a privateer, more politely termed a letter of marque. Together they sail on a desperate mission against the French, which, if successful, may redeem Aubrey from the private hell of his disgrace.