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Desolation Island

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Title: Desolation Island
Author: O'Brian, Patrick
ISBN: 9780393308129
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 1991
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Publisher Description:
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 under-manned, outgunned "Leopard" sails for her life into the freezing waters of the Antarctic, where, in mountainous seas, the Dutchman closes...