I read this book about 14-Jan-2015. I've read this book before. The book is copyright 1945. This note was last modified Sunday, 10-May-2015 17:10:31 PDT.
This is book 8 of the "Hornblower" series.
This note does not contain major spoilers for the book.
An expedition into the Baltic Sea. And not only as commodore, but with a captain under him. It's a high honor for him to be offered this this early in his career.
Lots of politics of course. Will Russia fight Napolean? What about Sweden, now being governed by a former French general?