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Sharpe's Honour (Paperback, Reissued TV Tie-in Ed): Bernard Cornwell

Sharpe's Honour (Paperback, Reissued TV Tie-in Ed)

Bernard Cornwell

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Britain's battle against Napoleon continues, now moving into the 1813 Vitoria campaign in Spain - but this time out Major Richard Sharpe (Sharpe's Company, Sharpe's Sword, etc.) is more involved as an undercover agent than as a military leader. The mayhem begins when Major Pierre Ducos, Sharpe's arch-enemy, devises a scheme to win the war and destroy Sharpe in the process. The plot? France would sign a secret treaty with the Spanish king, breaking the Spain/UK alliance. But, to bring this off, Ducos needs help from both Spanish Inquisitor Father Hacha (evil) and Spanish guerrilla-chief El Matarife (a monster) - who require mucho money for their services. So, with an assist from Sharpe's old flame La Marquesa (a.k.a. the Golden Whore), Ducos arranges for her rich husband to challenge super-honorable Sharpe to a duel - resulting in the death of the Marques (his fortune going to Ducos) and murder charges against Sharpe. . . who is promptly convicted and hanged! But: could series-hero Sharpe really be dead? Of course not. Thanks to some last-minute gallows substitution, Sharpe is secretly alive - and, with a teenage Spanish sidekick, he sets off on an undercover-spy mission: find La Marquesa, learn why she helped to flame him, and figure out just what the scheme is all about. Sharpe tangles with the bloodthirsty Matarife; he rescues La Marquesa (half villainess/half heroine) from a convent; he's captured by the French; he struggles to preserve his honour, though sorely tempted otherwise. And finally, as Wellington's men march on Vitoria, Sharpe foils the scheme, chops up El Matarife (who has again abducted La Marquesa), and prepares to march with the triumphant Wellington into France itself. Vile villains, political derring-do d/a Dumas, and dollops of zesty gore: another inventive, active outing for the stalwart (if less than endearing) Major Sharpe. (Kirkus Reviews)

'Richard Sharpe and the Victoria Campaign, February to June 1813.'

Major Richard Sharpe awaits the opening of the army's campaign with grim expectancy. For victory depends on the increasingly fragile alliance between Britain and Spain – an alliance that must be maintained at any cost.

Pierre Ducos, the wily French intelligence officer, sees a chance both to destroy the alliance and to achieve a personal revenge on Richard Sharpe. And when the lovely spy, La Marquesa, takes a hand in the game, Sharpe finds himself enmeshed in a web of political intrigue for which his military expertise has left him fatally unprepared. Soon he is a fugitive – a man hunted by enemy and ally alike…

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Imprint: HarperCollinsPublishers
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: June 1994
Authors: Bernard Cornwell
Dimensions: 178 x 111 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Mass Market
Pages: 374
Edition: Reissued TV Tie-in Ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-00-617198-0
Categories: Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Historical fiction
Books > Fiction > Genre fiction > Adventure / thriller > Historical adventure
LSN: 0-00-617198-2
Barcode: 9780006171980

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