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Richard Sharpe triumphs in the last battle of the war, only to find himself in worse peril when charged to recover Napoleon's treasure.
It is 1814. There are rumours that Napoleon is dead, or has run away, but Sharpe has one last battle to fight before he can lay down his sword. It is the battle for Toulouse. Little does he know it will be one of the bloodiest conflicts of the war. But Sharpe's war is not only the battle. Accused of stealing Napoleon's treasure, Sharpe must discover the unknown enemy who has tried to frame him - and his revenge is ingenious and devastating.
Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.
©1989 Bernard Cornwell (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Critic Reviews

"Sharpe and his creator are national treasures." ( Sunday Telegraph)
"Bernard Cornwell is a literary miracle. Year after year, hail, rain, snow, war and political upheavals fail to prevent him from producing the most entertaining and readable historical novels of his generation." ( Daily Mail)
"Cornwell's narration is quite masterly and supremely well-researched." ( Observer)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Graeme Freeman on 07-30-17

Another gem from Bernard Cornwell

Enthralling story always staggered by the detail, especially the battles scenes
Rupert Farley brings the stories to life

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5 out of 5 stars
By Thomas on 01-09-15

Brilliant as always!

Rupert Farley was, as always, excellent, and the story was cracking too! Just looking forward to Waterloo now! Hopefully it won't be too long...

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