Bold, professional, ruthless, hero and man of action 'Going home? England? He did not want to go, but if the alternative was to watch a Battalion die that had earned its right to tramp down the roads of France, then he would go through hell itself.
For his regiment and for its Colours that had flown through the cannon smoke of half a continent, he would go to England so that he could march into France. He would go home.'
Sharpe's men are at risk of being wiped out - not by the enemy but by bureaucrats in Whitehall. There is rumour of fresh recruits being collected in England and Sharpe must go home to find them. Far from finding troops of brave and eager soldiers, Sharpe uncovers a nest of traitors, each determined in his way to destroy Sharpe's regiment. Not even the influence of the Prince Regent can protect Sharpe as he undertakes the most desperate gamble of his career.
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.
'A splendid new instalment in the long-running and increasingly impressive saga' Sunday Express 'The best thing to happen to military heroes since Hornblower' Daily Express Praise for Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe novels: 'Sharpe is a great creation' Daily Mirror 'Consistently exciting! these are wonderful novels' Stephen King 'What makes these books such a successful formula is the blend of action, well-researched historical setting, colourful characterization and a juicy sub-plot' The Times
Series: Richard Sharpe Adventure Ser.
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 18th August 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.24