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The Thirteen-gun Salute Summary
Patrick O'Brian

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The Thirteen-gun Salute Summary

Plot Summary

The novel, the thirteenth volume in a series that extends to twenty completed novels, is set during the prolonged war between England and Napoleon's France. The two primary protagonists, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, are particular friends of long acquaintance. Aubrey has spent most of his life as an officer in the Royal Navy, eventually rising to the rank of post-captain. However, political enemies have contrived to falsely accuse him of financial crimes which has resulted in his ejection from the navy. Recently, Aubrey's accusers have in turn been discredited as traitors and have fled England for France; nevertheless, Aubrey remains a private citizen. Maturin is a natural philosopher and surgeon of great skill; he also works as a covert intelligence agent for the Royal Navy. Maturin, a man of means, owns Surprise, a letter of marque captained by Aubrey. The ship has a long-standing mission to travel...

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