Welcome to James Keane – card sharp and ladies’ man – and one of the finest soldiers of Wellington’s army.
Keane – hot-tempered, a maverick, never quite accepted by his fellow officers – is in trouble for killing his man in a duel: an activity forbidden by Wellington. To avoid court martial, he takes on an unwelcome assignment: to form an ill-assorted bunch of reprobates into an elite unit capable of operating behind the lines. A nineteenth-century Dirty Dozen.
Keane’s Company is the first novel featuring James Keane and his band, whose adventures will continue in a series following the Peninsular War.
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