Sharpe's Regiment (Sharpe Series #17)

Sharpe's Regiment (Sharpe Series #17)

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by Bernard Cornwell
     
 

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Sharpe returns to England and discovers an illegal recruiting ring that sells soldiers like cattle to other divisions. The ringleaders know Sharpe is on their trail, and they try to kill him at every turn. But Sharpe is fighting for his command, and as he moves from the dark slums of London to the highest courts of political power, Sharpe will risk charges of treason

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Sharpe returns to England and discovers an illegal recruiting ring that sells soldiers like cattle to other divisions. The ringleaders know Sharpe is on their trail, and they try to kill him at every turn. But Sharpe is fighting for his command, and as he moves from the dark slums of London to the highest courts of political power, Sharpe will risk charges of treason and death for a final chance at revenge.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In the eighth volume in this superb series on the Napoleonic Wars (Sharpe's Siege, Audio Reviews, LJ 11/1/96), Sharpe must return from Spain to London to investigate why his supply of recruits has dried up. It's 1813, and Sharpe discovers a corrupt political enemy has diverted his recruits to sell them at auction. When he gets close to the source, the ring leaders try to kill him. Sharpe risks charges of treason to expose corruption at the highest level. The novel exposes the recruiting practices that, in fact, scandalized England and brought down prominent royal advisors. As usual, past and present sweethearts try to save Sharpe when danger threatens. Narrator-supreme Frederick Davidson provides the flavor of British life in the early 19th century on the lowest and highest levels as well as battlefield excitement as British troops cross into France from Spain. For young and old alike, this program is highly recommended.-James Dudley, Copiague, N.Y.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670811489
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/1986
Series:
Sharpe Series, #17
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

Meet the Author

Bernard Cornwell's Richard Sharpe series takes its hero to the battle of Waterloo--and beyond. Several novels are the basis of a television miniseries. He was born in London and lives in Chatham, Massachusetts.

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bookwormMC More than 1 year ago
Another winning entry in the sharpe series. Most of it takes place with sharpe and harps in england facing a different kind of enemy. Fans of sharpe and bernard cornwell will be most pleased.
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