Captain John Page and his Portuguese translator Adelino, are on a vital mission of political importance. The Peninsular War of 1812 rages around them and their way is fraught with danger; it is a mysterious path that leads them down into the depraved sexual underworld of Lisbon high society, where they discover a devious predator is on the loose, a murderous killer who takes shocking mementoes from the victims.
Page finds romance and peril as he braves the bloody fields of Badajoz and Salamanca in search of his prey. But the deadly trail does not end there; he must suffer both loss and hardship and cross war-torn Europe before he can come to grips with the evil force that threatens everything he owns.
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About the Author
It’s not such a big step from pictures to writing. And that’s how it started out for me. I’ve illustrated more Western book covers than I care to mention and been doing it for a long time. No hardship, I hasten to add, I love the genre and have since a kid, although originally I made my name painting the cover art for other people, now at least, I manage to create covers for my own books. A long-term closet writer, only comparatively recently, with a family grown and the availability of self-publishing have I managed to be able to write and get my stories out there. As I did when illustrating, research counts a lot and has inspired many of my Westerns and Thrillers to have a basis in historical fact or at least weave their tale around the seeds of factual content. Having such a visual background, mostly it’s a matter of describing the pictures I see in my head and translating them to the written page. I guess that’s why one of my early four-star reviewers described the book like a ‘Western movie, fast paced and full of action.’ I enjoy writing them; I hope folks enjoy reading the results.