Richard Sharpe was once again at war. But this time his enemy was a single man - the ruthless, sadistic Colonel Leroux. Sharpe's mission was to safeguard El Mirador, the spy whose network of agents was vital to the British victory.
So Sharpe must enter a new world of political and military intrigue. And in the unfamiliar surroundings of aristocratic Spanish society, his only guide is the beautiful Marquesa - a woman with her own secrets to conceal...
A compelling adventure story of war, revenge and treachery.