• The Scarlet Thief: Battle of the Alma, 1854

  • Jack Lark, Book 1
  • By: Paul Fraser Collard
  • Narrated by: Dudley Hinton
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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The Scarlet Thief: Battle of the Alma, 1854

By: Paul Fraser Collard
Narrated by: Dudley Hinton
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1854: The banks of the Alma River, Crimean Peninsular. The Redcoats stagger to a bloody halt. The men of the King's Royal Fusiliers are in terrible trouble, ducking and twisting as the storm of shot, shell, and bullet tear through their ranks.

Officer Jack Lark has to act immediately and decisively. His life and the success of the campaign depend on it. But does he have the mettle, the officer qualities that are the life blood of the British Army? From a poor background Lark has risen through the ranks by stealth and guile and now he faces the ultimate test....

©2013 Paul Fraser Collard (P)2013 Headline Digital

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"This is a brilliant debut and I look forward to reading more of Jack Lark!" (Bernard Cornwell)

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