The Surgeon’s Mate is a story of fast ships and the chase. The biting winds and cold North Sea are vivid throughout the story. Political intrigue, naval warfare, and the mission to defeat Napoleon, what could be more entertaining?
This was the age of sail where the winds carried men to unknown peril and glorious riches. This was a time when a man’s opportunity for advancement could happen only by political intrigue or bold action, and fortunately for some the Royal Navy offered both.