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A riveting tale of battle and adventure in a brutal land, where loyalty and courage are constantly challenged and the enemy is never far away.
Jack Lark barely survived the Battle of the Alma. As the brutal fight raged, he discovered the true duty that came with the officer's commission he'd taken. In hospital, wounded, and with his stolen life left lying on the battlefield, he grasps a chance to prove himself a leader once more.
Poor Captain Danbury is dead, but Jack will travel to his new regiment in India, under his name. Jack soon finds more enemies, but this time they're on his own side.
Exposed as a fraud, he's rescued by the chaplain's beautiful daughter, who has her own reasons to escape. They seek desperate refuge with the Maharajah of Sawadh, the charismatic leader whom the British Army must subdue. He sees Jack as a curiosity, but recognises a fellow military mind. In return for his safety, Jack must train the very army the British may soon have to fight....
©2013 Paul Fraser Collard (P)2013 Headline Digital
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2 out of 5 stars
By Donald on 12-17-13

bloodshed and treachery

This is a story of rather disgusting bad behavior in men.
From the East India Company commander who incites a war with a Maharajah to win personal laurels, to a British officer who arrogantly makes bad battle decisions, putting his men in grave danger, and then blames others for the result. Worse still the "hero" of the book is offered refuge by the Maharajah when he is found guilty of impersonating an officer and repays the Maharajah's kindness by betraying him to the British and then leading the fight against his seemingly justified cause.
Gory and inglorious.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jamie on 06-22-16

Great book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Loved the first book was gutted when I found there was nothing to follow until july 2016

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 04-02-18

Surprising gripping

With admirable attention to histrical detail whilst using his tried and tested impersonation back story the whole thing was thoroughly enjoyable. Looks like I'm hooked on the series

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