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Bold, professional, ruthless - hero and man of action "The stench was thick by the hermitage and buzzing with flies, and Sharpe paused by the steps.There was almost a reluctance to go inside, not just because of the bodies but because of what the hermitage might not contain.The gold." Fresh from battle and covered in glory, Sharpe and his regiment are called north by Wellington.On arrival though Sharpe is set on a desperate mission--to go behind enemy lines and secure the gold so vital to the success of the war.Success means riches--not just for the army, but for Sharpe and his men. The enemy he faces strikes terror in to the hearts of all around --a renegade guerrilla band whose leader has a particular loathing for Sharpe who has stolen his woman. / The third of the Sharpe series in the Peninsular, in chronological order. / This reissue of the complete Shsrpe series has new covers, and a new introduction. / The whole Sharpe series will be republished in a year.
Bernard Cornwell worked for BBC TV for seven years, mostly as producer on the Nationwide programme, before taking charge of the Current Affairs department in Northern Ireland. In 1978 he became editor of Thames Television's Thames at Six. Married to an American, he now lives in the United States.
'Exciting, exuberant! leaves the reader waiting for the next' Irish Times