The enigmatic army officer Captain JAC Smethwick is a veteran of the The Charge of the Light Brigade. But when he visits Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson he has more on his mind than the conflict in the Crimea. There is a mystery surrounding the death of his former employer, Lord Cardigan. Smethwick believes that the man responsible for his death is none other than the former Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. Holmes sends Watson off to Deene Park, Lord Cardigan's estate, to investigate and question the victim's widow - the colourful and flirtatious Adeline de Horsey.
As the ship docked in Bombay,the shocking news of the rising by the Indian mutineers and their massacire of women, children, and civilians reached Anthony Morgan and his company. Even so,they were hardly prepared for what they now faced.Morgan himself has another quest. On discovering that the son he had fathered,his child's mother and her husband,Morgan's old sergeant, are captives up in the hills, he is determined to rescue them. A gripping tale of a soldier torn between orders and honour.
It is1854. War is imminent as the Western powers quarrel with Russia over the crumbling Ottoman Empire. Wanting to prove himself to his father, Official Tony Morgan is keen to set sail. The Morgan's chambermaid, Mary, whom Tony loves, has wed another officer and will accompany the regiment to the front as a nurse. Eager to prove himself a worthy leader, he finds himself shaken by the brutality of war. With his romantic longings for Mary revived, Tony faces dire conflict on the battlefield and off.