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The Reverse of the Medal (Aubrey/Maturin Book 11) - Patrick O'Brian
The Reverse of the Medal (Aubrey/Maturin Book 11)
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"An overwhelming, outstanding novel...!"—Irish TimesCaptain Jack Aubrey, R. N., ashore after a successful cruise, is persuaded by a casual acquaintance to make certain investments in the City. This innocent decision ensnares him in the London criminal underground and in government espionage—the... show more
"An overwhelming, outstanding novel...!"—Irish TimesCaptain Jack Aubrey, R. N., ashore after a successful cruise, is persuaded by a casual acquaintance to make certain investments in the City. This innocent decision ensnares him in the London criminal underground and in government espionage—the province of his friend Stephen Maturin. Is Aubrey's humiliation and the threatened ruin of his career a deliberate plot? This dark tale is a fitting backdrop to the brilliant characterization and sparkling dialogue which O'Brian's readers have come to expect.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780393309607 (0393309606)
ASIN: 393309606
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 287
Edition language: English
Series: Aubrey & Maturin (#11)
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wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it
Captain Jack Aubrey and his particular friend, Dr. Steven Maturin, return to England. Within days of his arrival, Jack's credulous nature (at least on land) and kind heart put him in the crosshairs of a political scandal. While he withstands imprisonment and trial, Steven tries to figure out the t...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog rated it
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This is the eleventh in the Aubrey/Maturin series of novels, which stretches to twenty volumes completed in the author's lifetime and a 21st published posthumously having (I assume) been finished or at least tidied up by another.Aubrey and Maturin sail around a bit then arrive in Britain, where Aubr...
Flicker Reads
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5.0 The Reverse of the Medal
PErhaps the best book in the series yet.
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