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‘Once again, Paul Fraser Collard proves he is a true master of action adventure’ MATTHEW HARFFY

‘Like all the best vintages Jack Lark has aged to perfection. Scarred, battered and bloody, his story continues to enthral’ ANTHONY RICHES

Roguish hero Jack Lark – soldier, leader, imposter – crosses borders once more as he pursues a brand-new adventure in Africa. For fans of Bernard Cornwell’s Sharpe series, Matthew Harffy and Patrick O’Brian.

CAN THE BATTLEFIELD SAVE A WANTED MAN?

London, 1868. Jack Lark is now a businessman, running a thriving club in the Whitechapel backstreets. But when he goes up against the East End’s most notorious criminal, the consequences are devastating.

A wanted man, Jack joins the British army on campaign across Abyssinia, a high-stakes mission that returns him to the battlefield and on to the fortress of Magdala where the formidable Emperor Tewodros has taken British subjects prisoner.

But life on the run can turn dangerous, especially in a land ravaged by war . . .

Praise for the Jack Lark series:

‘Brilliant’ Bernard Cornwell

‘Enthralling’ The Times

‘Bullets fly, emotions run high and treachery abounds’ Matthew Harffy

‘Expect ferocious, bloody action from the first page’ Ben Kane

‘You feel and experience all the emotions and the blood, sweat and tears that Jack does… I devoured it in one sitting’ Parmenion Books

Reviews

Brilliant
Bernard Cornwell
Like all the best vintages Jack Lark has aged to perfection. Scarred, battered and bloody, his story continues to enthral
Anthony Riches
Collard ... evokes the horror of that era with great brio. Enthralling
The Times
Dusty deserts, showdowns under the blistering sun, bloodthirsty bandoleros, rough whisky and rougher men. Bullets fly, emotions run high and treachery abounds in The Lost Outlaw. This is classic Jack Lark in a classic western. Paul Fraser Collard has done it again and delivered another exceptionally entertaining historical action adventure
Matthew Harffy
I love a writer who wears his history lightly enough for the story he's telling to blaze across the pages like this. Jack Lark is an unforgettable new hero
Anthony Riches
It felt accurate, it felt real, it felt alive... Every line every paragraph and page of the battles had me hooked, riveted to the page, there were times when I was almost as breathless as the exhausted soldiers
Parmenion Books
Impossible to put down... full of action and intrigue that leaves the reader thirsty for more
History… the Interesting Bits
You feel and experience all the emotions and the blood, sweat and tears that Jack does... I devoured it in one sitting
Parmenion Books
Expect ferocious, bloody action from the first page. Fast-paced, compelling, and with more villains than a Clint Eastwood classic, this unputdownable novel strongly reminded me of that legend of western writers, Louis L'Amour. A cracking read!
Ben Kane
With villains aplenty, and a cast of memorable characters surrounding Jack Lark, Fugitive is a great addition to this fabulous series . . . Collard's wonderful rogue, Jack Lark, rampages through skirmishes and cataclysmic battles, in search of riches, vengeance and, ultimately, his place in the world. Once again, Paul Fraser Collard proves he is a true master of action adventure.
Matthew Harffy