Laced with smart humor, this naval tale follows the early career of Lieutenant Otto Prohaska, a cadet in the Austro8211;Hungarian Navy at the turn of the century. Bad luck continues to shadow Otto, and when a fellow cadet breaks his leg, Otto must take his place on a scientific expedition bound for disaster. But even sinister quack scientists, a misguided attempt to establish a colony in Africa, and angry South Sea cannibals bent on destruction cannot keep Otto from fulfilling his patriotic duty.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes
Subgenre: War + Military, Literary Genres + Types of Novels