Gefahr Im Roten Meer

Autor: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: Refinery
ISBN: 3960480121
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Jack Aubrey ist nicht in bester Stimmung. Von seinem Auftrag im Ionischen Meer zurückgekehrt, wartet er auf Malta seit Wochen auf die Reparatur seiner beiden Schiffe Worcester und Surprise. Während er über seine ungewisse Karriere in der Marine nachgrübelt, wird Stephen Maturin als Geheimagent tätig, denn auf Malta wimmelt es von Spionen Napoleons. Doch plötzlich stehen beide wieder im Mittelpunkt des politischen Geschehens: Die britische Admiralität jagt sie in geheimer Mission nach Mubara im Roten Meer, um den Franzosen diesen wichtigen Handelsstützpunkt wegzuschnappen. Zu spät? Oder hat der Feind von den Plänen erfahren? Als das englische Schiff kurz vor der Küste Mubaras beschossen wird, überfällt Jack und Stephen ein schrecklicher Verdacht: Gibt es einen Verräter in den eigenen Reihen? Der neunte Band aus der weltweit erfolgreichen marinehistorischen Serie um den Seehelden Jack Aubrey und seinen Schiffsarzt Dr. Stephen Maturin.

The Truelove Vol Book 15 Aubrey Maturin Novels

Autor: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039308857X
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The fifteenth installment in Patrick O'Brian's widely claimed series of Aubrey/Maturin novels is in equal parts mystery, adventure, and psychological drama. A British whaler has been captured by an ambitious chief in the sandwich islands at French instigation, and Captain Aubrey, R. N., Is dispatched with the Surprise to restore order. But stowed away in the cable-tier is an escaped female convict. To the officers, Clarissa Harvill is an object of awkward courtliness and dangerous jealousies. Aubrey himself is won over and indeed strongly attracted to this woman who will not speak of her past. But only Aubrey's friend, Dr. Stephen Maturin, can fathom Clarissa's secrets: her crime, her personality, and a clue identifying a highly placed English spy in the pay of Napoleon's intelligence service. In a thrilling finale, Patrick O'Brian delivers all the excitement his many readers expect: Aubrey and the crew of the Surprise impose a brutal pax Britannica upon the islanders in a pitched battle against a band of headhunting cannibals.

The Mauritius Command

Autor: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393037043
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Stephen Maturin brings Captain Jack Aubrey secret orders to lead an expedition against the French islands of Mauritius and La Reunion, but the conduct of two of his own officers threatens the success of the mission

Master And Commander

Autor: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393325171
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Introduces Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, in the age of the Napoleonic wars.

The Ionian Mission Vol Book 8 Aubrey Maturin Novels

Autor: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393088537
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"O'Brian is one author who can put a spark of character into the sawdust of time, and The Ionian Mission is another rattling good yarn." —Stephen Vaughan, The Observer Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, veterans now of many battles, return in this novel to the seas where they first sailed as shipmates. But Jack is now a senior captain commanding a line-of-battle ship in the Royal Navy's blockade of Toulon, and this is a longer, harder, colder war than the dashing frigate actions of his early days. A sudden turn of events takes him and Stephen off on a hazardous mission to the Greek Islands, where all his old skills of seamanship and his proverbial luck when fighting against odds come triumphantly into their own.

H M S Surprise Vol Book 3 Aubrey Maturin Novels

Autor: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393088464
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"The best historical novels ever written."—Richard Snow, New York Times Book Review Third in the series of Aubrey-Maturin adventures, this book is set among the strange sights and smells of the Indian subcontinent, and in the distant waters ploughed by the ships of the East India Company. Aubrey is on the defensive, pitting wits and seamanship against an enemy enjoying overwhelming local superiority. But somewhere in the Indian Ocean lies the prize that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams: the ships sent by Napoleon to attack the China Fleet...

The Commodore Vol Book 17 Aubrey Maturin Novels

Autor: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393088480
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The seventeenth novel in the best-selling Aubrey/Maturin series of naval tales, which the New York Times Book Review has described as "the best historical novels ever written." Having survived a long and desperate adventure in the Great South Sea, Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin return to England to very different circumstances. For Jack it is a happy homecoming, at least initially, but for Stephen it is disastrous: his little daughter appears to be autistic, incapable of speech or contact, while his wife, Diana, unable to bear this situation, has disappeared, her house being looked after by the widowed Clarissa Oakes. Much of The Commodore takes place on land, in sitting rooms and in drafty castles, but the roar of the great guns is never far from our hearing. Aubrey and Maturin are sent on a bizarre decoy mission to the fever-ridden lagoons of the Gulf of Guinea to suppress the slave trade. But their ultimate destination is Ireland, where the French are mounting an invasion that will test Aubrey's seamanship and Maturin's resourcefulness as a secret intelligence agent. The subtle interweaving of these disparate themes is an achievement of pure storytelling by one of our greatest living novelists.

Desolation Island Vol Book 5 Aubrey Maturin Novels

Autor: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393088529
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"The relationship [between Aubrey and Maturin]...is about the best thing afloat....For Conradian power of description and sheer excitement there is nothing in naval fiction to beat the stern chase as the outgunned Leopard staggers through mountain waves in icy latitudes to escape the Dutch seventy-four."—Stephen Vaughan, Observer Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen 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 mountain seas, the Dutchman closes...

Black Queen

Autor: Michael Morpurgo
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409025748
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The 'Black Queen' is what Billy calls his shadowy next-door neighbour. She always wears a black cloak and a wide-brimmed black hat. She lurks about her garden, alone except for her black cat. Scarily for Billy, the Black Queen befriends him and asks him to look after her cat while she's away. Billy can't resist the opportunity to peek inside her house. There are chessboards scattered everywhere. Who is the Black Queen and what sort of game is she playing? Billy thinks he knows...