The Surgeon’s Mate

The Surgeon’s Mate is the next book in my journey through Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin series. In what I think is becoming a trend, it picks up right where the last book left off. Our intrepid captain and doctor are on their way back to England from Canada, being pursued by Americans intent on bringing them back, probably to turn over to the French. I’m trying hard not to publish spoilers because I just don’t think it’s fair to those of you who may not have read the book yet. Suffice it to say that there is progress in Jack’s situation at home, Stephen and Diana’s relationship, and their careers. I’m taking a break from this series so that I don’t get burned out on it, but I’ve got one more to go before I need to go shopping to re-stock.