February 2, 2002

The Reverse of the Medal

Aubrey and Maturin return to London, a London beset by financial storms and personal gales. Like his naval hero Jack Aubrey, O'Brian can deploy formidable technical skill without showing strain or unseemly effort.

(This is the 11th volume in a series that expects to be read in sequence. Its average Amazon rating is five stars. And they say modern readers have short attention spans.)