The third Absolute episode from adventurer Jack's young life, full of swash, buckle and the odd ripping of bodice. It stands alone, you do not need to have read the other books or the original play, from which the character is drawn, though fans of Sheridanâs Rivals will enjoy seeing the hero portrayed so differently. Itâs great escapist stuff, a thoroughly enjoyable yarn.
Similar this month: None but try David Gemmell.
Comparison: Allan Mallinson, George MacDonald Fraser, Bernard Cornwell.
Jack Absolute is returning to England. On the voyage home, Jack helps in the defeat of a privateer, gaining a friend in a charismatic Irishman, Red Hugh McClune, along with a large share of the prize money and a nasty dose of cholera.
Saved by Red Hugh, Jack convalesces in Bath where he falls in love with the man's beautiful cousin, Laetitia. But things are not as they seem, tragedy strikes, and Jack escapes with his life but loses something more important to him: his honour.
From an assassination attempt on King George to espionage at the Jacobite Court in Rome, through betrayal, mutiny, cavalry charges and duels, Jack seeks to restore that honour - with a consequence he could not have foreseen, and a price to be paid in blood . . .
Closing date: 31/08/2018
Publication date: 04/04/2007
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback (b Format)
|Publication date:||4th April 2007|
|Author:||C. C. Humphreys|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Format:||Paperback (b Format)|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
C.C. Humphreys is an actor, playwright, fight choreographer and novelist.‘My first job out of school was as a motorcycle messenger, based in St Giles, where much of Plague and Fire takes place. It was a ghastly slum in 1665, and thousands died horribly there in the Great Plague. And much of this area suffered during The Great Fire of London in 1666. I think many Londoners have a deep-buried memory of the devastating things that have happened to their city. Walking those streets again, it’s not hard to sense the bones just below the paving stones.’...More About C. C. Humphreys