|Title:||The Commodore (Vol. Book 17) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)|
|Categories:||The Walter Cronkite Collection|
|Publisher:||W. W. Norton|
|Number of pages:||288|
The seventeenth in the best-selling series of naval tales finds Aubrey and Maturin returning to England and their families, but ultimately sent to Ireland where their seamanship and intelligence skills are put to the test. 100,000 first printing. Tour.
After several installments of gallivanting around the South Seas, Aubrey and Maturin return home to England, where the surgeon-cum-intelligence-agent discovers that his wife has disappeared. As if such a domestic crisis weren't enough, the intrepid pair are also dispatched to the Gulf of Guinea (to suppress the slave trade) and to Ireland (to rebuff an impending French invasion.) O'Brian's stunning range, coupled with his mind-bending command of minutiae, explain why James Hamilton-Paterson has called him "the Homer of the Napoleonic Wars."