Dennis D. McDonald (ddmcd@outlook.com) is an independent consultant located in Alexandria Virginia. His services and capabilities are described here. Application areas include project, program, and data management; market assessment, digital strategy, and program planning; change and content management; social media; and, technology adoption. Follow him on Google+. He also publishes on CTOvision.com and aNewDomain.

Patrick O'Brian's DESOLATION ISLAND

This is the fifth book in the Aubrey/Maturin series. I continue to be awestruck by O’Brian’s melding of language, psychology, detail, and amazing action.

Conn Iggulden's EMPEROR: THE GODS OF WAR

Patrick O'Brian's THE MAURITIUS COMMAND