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ebook / ISBN-13: 9781472200242

Price: £9.99

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

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Brilliant’ BERNARD CORNWELL

‘Enthralling’ THE TIMES

‘Nobody writing today depicts the chaos, terror and brutality of war better’ MATTHEW HARFFY

INTRODUCING ROGUISH HERO JACK LARK: SOLDIER, LEADER, IMPOSTER.

A compelling military adventure for fans of Bernard Cornwell, Conn Iggulden and Matthew Harffy.

1854: The banks of the Alma River, Crimean Peninsula.

The men of the King’s Royal Fusiliers are in terrible trouble. Young officer Jack Lark has to act immediately and decisively. His life and the success of the campaign depend on it. But does he have the mettle, the officer qualities that are the life blood of the British Army?

From a poor background in London’s East End, Lark has risen through the ranks by stealth and guile and now he faces the ultimate test…

THE SCARLET THIEF introduces us to a formidable, ambitious and brutally courageous new hero to rival Richard Sharpe.

READERS CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF JACK LARK:

‘Jack Lark is the new hero everyone should be reading’

‘Life and death on the frontline is so viscerally described that you can smell and taste the blood and powder’

‘Everything you need in an historical military novel. Intrigue, deception, the horror of combat, revenge…’

‘Jack Lark is a hero I’ll happily follow’

‘What a great start to a new series, long may it continue

Reviews

This is a brilliant debut and I look forward to reading more of Jack Lark!
Bernard Cornwell
I really like reading debut books, to see who are the stars of the future, and Paul Fraser Collard is most certainly one. Book two cannot come soon enough for me
Parmenion Books
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
Sharpe fans will be delighted to welcome a swashbuckling new hero to follow... Marvellous fun
Peterborough Telegraph