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.
Bernard Cornwell (born 1944) is a prolific and popular English historical novelist.
The Sharpe Series :: Series
Also known as Richard Sharpe and Sharpe.
The Sharpe Series charts Richard Sharpe's progress in the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars. He begins in Sharpe's Tiger as a Private in the 33rd Regiment of foot, who becomes a Sergeant by the end of the book, and an Ensign in the 74th Regiment who is transferred to the newly formed 95th Rifles as a Second-Lieutenant during Sharpe's Trafalgar. He is gradually promoted through the ranks, finally becoming a Lieutenant Colonel in Sharpe's Waterloo.
The books are listed here in chronological order.