Richard Sharpe, the former private in His Majesty’s army who now commands a company of riflemen, finds himself fighting his old enemies, the French, in 1811.
Sharpe has been sent by Wellington on a mission to Cádiz, now the capital of Spain, to rescue the British ambassador - who happens to be Wellington’s brother - from a spot of undiplomatic trouble. The city has been blockaded by the French but is supported by the British from the sea. It contains a rare mix of pro- and anti-British citizens, diplomats, courtiers, adventurers, and spies. Sharpe’s mission - complicated, undercover, and political - turns out to be completely different from the one on which he was sent. It brings him through the besieging enemy army to triumph in the Battle of Barrosa, where the British, deserted by their allies, defeat an overwhelmingly stronger French force.
©2006 Bernard Cornwell (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC
Only have time for audio, it is great book very good read
Mr Crossley did them all very well,a great reader brings each character to life
Another great adventure and very informative action supense and mystery
The battle scenes at the end were powerfully written. One can feel the amazing feat of arms and the accomplishment of the British
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