Author: Patrick O’Brian
Title: The Ionian Mission
Publication Info: Blackstone Audiobooks (2005) [Originally published, 1981]
This book is a bit of a return to form after the domestic and on-shore dramas of the previous two books in the series. Aubrey and Maturin head east to Turkey to fight (or not) the French and make alliances with local Turkish leaders. Lucky Jack is reunited with HMS Suprise although he takes a big blow to his reputation, Stephen does some spying, and there are some rollicking adventures and sea battles.