Bold, Professional, Ruthless Hero and Man of Action.
A year after the war at Talavera, Wellington's army, outnumbered and out of money, is on the verge of collapse. Its only hope lies in a cache of gold hidden in the Portuguese mountains, and the only man capable of stealing it is Captain Richard Sharpe.
He embarks on a secret mission that pits him against the French army; El Catolico, the fanatical Spanish guerrilla leader; and El Catolico's lover, the beautiful but deadly Teresa. A series of battles lead him through Portugal to the fortress town of Almeida, where he is trapped. But Sharpe is determined to succeed--even if it means turning against his own side.
About the Author
Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed Richard Sharpe series, set during the Napoleonic Wars; the Nathaniel Starbuck Chronicles, about American Civil War; the Warlord Trilogy, about Arthurian England; and, most recently, Stonehenge 2000 B.C.: A Novel and The Archer's Tale.
Bernard Cornwell worked for BBC TV for seven years, mostly as producer on the Nationwide programme, before taking charge of the Current Affairs department in Northern Ireland. In 1978 he became editor of Thames Television's Thames at Six. Mr. Cornwell lives with his wife on Cape Cod.
'Exciting, exuberant! leaves the reader waiting for the next' Irish Times
Series: Richard Sharpe Adventure Ser.
Number Of Pages: 299
Published: 18th August 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.203