Sharpe's Havoc

Sharpe's Havoc

Richard Sharpe and the Campaign in Northern Portugal, Spring 1809

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A small British army is stranded when the French invade northern Portugal and Lieutenant Richard Sharpe meets the future Duke of Wellington. Sharpe is stranded behind enemy lines, but he has Patrick Harper, his riflemen and he has the assistance of a young, idealistic Portuguese officer. When he is joined by the future Duke of Wellington they immediately mount a counter-attack and Sharpe, having been the hunted, becomes the hunter once more. Amidst the wreckage of a defeated army, in the storm lashed hills of the Portuguese frontier, Sharpe takes his revenge. Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780007428083
Branch Call Number: F COR NVD
Characteristics: 352 p. : map ; 24 cm

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Mar 22, 2011

Sharpe’s Havoc
If you’ve read any of the Sharpe novels, you already know what to expect: outstanding action, bravery, heroism, double-dealing espionage, deceit, and a large dose of history.
This novel is set in Portugal during the Iberian campaign of the Napoleonic War. A small British army, with the help of Portuguese military, is successful in its campaign to oust the French armies from their homeland.
Sharpe’s detachment of Redcoats is separated from the rest of their army and finds itself under the command of a British nobleman who claims to be a negotiator from the British foreign office. This same non-officer, who has designs on local trade that will make him rich, orders Sharpe’s contingent into a near-fatal engagement with the French.
As always, the action is hot and furious. The heroes are larger than life. Good triumphs over evil. Suspense abounds.
As always, when it comes to a Cornwell Sharpe novel: read this book.

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