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Publisher's Summary

Alas, a perfect plot for Napoleon: Stop Wellington's forces in Spain and destroy Major Richard Sharpe. An unfinished duel, a midnight murder, and the treachery of a beautiful prostitute lead to Sharpe's imprisonment. Condemned to die as an assassin, he is the pawn in a plot conceived by his archenemy, Pierre Ducos. Caught in a web of political intrigue for which his military experience has left him fatally unprepared, Sharpe becomes a fugitive - a man hunted by both ally and enemy alike.
Don't forget to check out the rest of Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series.
©1985 Rifleman Productions (P)1995 Blackstone Audiobooks
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3 out of 5 stars
By Randall on 04-25-09

Tired of Sharpe, BUT...

By the time I got to this book in the Sharpe's Series, I was getting VERY tired of Sharpe. The stories are all the same format. Sharpe is the best soldier and the best friend, and the best lover and always gets the girl (oh come on). BUT I did listen to the rest of the series, if you listen this far, so will you.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Peyton on 03-03-03

Another Winner

Ths sixth book in the series (not counting the prequil) has all the blood and guts, but adds a little more intrigue to the Sharpe equation. While Sharpe has mastered war on the battlefield, he still has a long way to go to be a player in Hogan's intelligence war.

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14 of 24 people found this review helpful

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