"A marvellously full-flavoured, engrossing book, which towers over its current rivals in the genre like a three-decker over a ship's longboat."—Times Literary Supplement Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., arrives in the Dutch East Indies to find himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best-armed frigate in the Navy. He and his friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a dispatch vessel. But the War of 1812 breaks out while they are en route. Bloody actions precipitate them both into new and unexpected scenes where Stephen's past activities as a secret agent return on him with a vengeance.
Captain Jack Aubrey, RN, arrives in the Dutch East Indies to find himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best-armed frigate in the Navy. He and his friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a despatch vessel. But the war of 1812 breaks out while they are en route.
Being Portions of Many Letters and Journals Written to and for Her Cousin Mistress Dorothea Engel ... by Katherine ... Patison, During ... the Time of the Struggle for the Independence of the Colonies, These Writings Have Been Condensed and Arranged ...
Captain James Fortune and Sergeant John Finch both reside in the same village in Hampshire. Though they may share the same geography, they do not share the same social status. They lead very different lives, but two factors link them together. Firstly they both belong to the same regiment: the Rifle Brigade. The second factor, however, is only known to one of them: they are related. The story opens as rumours circulate regarding the likelihood of the outbreak of the war and the regiment is subsequently posted to the Crimean Peninsula. The army lands and we follow Fortune and Finch from the battle of the Alma to the eventual fall of Sevastopol, where both men are involved in a secret and dangerous mission. Will they survive the war and their mission? Or will only one of them discover the truth behind their familial bond?
Four Japanese nationalists storm Tokyo's imperial palace and behead the emperor. Their goal: to invade Russia and conquer oil-rich Siberia in order to dominate the globe. Soon the world explodes in war, as Japan, Russia and the United States go head-to-head in a struggle that threatens total destruction. Now three men from three different nations must meet their ultimate challenge: to fight as patriots in a war driven by greed and madness--and save the planet from nothing less than a full-scale nuclear attack. Stephen Coonts' Fortunes of War is an explosive, action-packed thriller.