Corruption threatens the end to the South Essex regiment and Major Richard Sharpe when he discovers an illegal recruiting ring selling soldiers to other divisions.
Author: Bernard Cornwell
An unfinished duel, a midnight murder, and the treachery of a prostitute lead to the imprisonment of Sharpe. Escaping, he becomes a fugitive, hunted by ally and enemy.
Outnumbered and attacked from two sides, Sharpe must hold his ground or die in the attempt against the evil Obadiah Hakeswill holding British and French women hostage.
Wellington sends Sharpe undercover to Cadiz to rescue the British Ambassador, a route through the besieging enemy army against a British army deserted by its allies.
The greatest threat to Wellington’s Salamanca campaign is not Napoleon’s Army but France’s deadliest assassin. He has a second chance to kill Captain Richard Sharpe.
It’s1812, and Richard Sharpe and the men of the Light Company must gain control of two fortress cities in Spain if Wellington’s army is to stem the Napoleonic tide.
Captain Richard Sharpe must decide whether to destroy the entire Real Compañía Irlandesa or only those who betrayed Wellington’s army in this fight to the death.
Captain Richard Sharpe must turn against his own men to find the hidden cache of Portuguese gold. It’s the only hope the bankrupt and outnumbered army has.
Only Capt Richard Sharpe and a land wasted and stripped of food stands between Napoleon’s mighty army and the conquest of Portugal. Can they prevail against treachery?
Cowardly incompetence besmirches the South Essex and Captain Richard Sharpe must redeem it by capturing a golden French Imperial Eagle, the standard touched by Napoleon himself.