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

A true leader serves his men.

The Jack Lark series is historical military fiction at its finest, for fans of Bernard Cornwell’s Sharpe series, Matthew Harffy and Patrick O’Brian. This is the tenth adventure featuring Jack Lark: soldier, leader, imposter.

Egypt, 1869. Jack Lark has reinvented himself once more. Working as an unofficial agent for the Consul-General, he moves among the most powerful men in Cairo. But when the opportunity arises to join legendary explorer Sir Samuel White Baker on his expedition into the Sudan, Jack can’t resist a new adventure.

Jack assumes command of an elite cadre to protect the fleet of vessels. But, as they move down the Nile, Jack and his men soon find themselves in a land where the rule of law means nothing, and those who wield power will do anything to keep it. And when a new friend seeks Jack’s help, Jack must decide where his loyalties truly lie . . .

Praise for the Jack Lark series:

‘Brilliant’ Bernard Cornwell

‘Enthralling’ The Times

‘Bullets fly, emotions run high and treachery abounds… exceptionally entertaining historical action adventure’ 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