1854, and the British Army faces a terrible winter. With provisions and clothing hopelessly inadequate, Sergeant Jack Crossman and his men are billeted at Kadikoi village, their official instructions to blow up the magazine in the Russian Star Fort, but this is not to be Crossman's main mission.
The fourth Crimea adventure for Sergeant 'Fancy Jack' Crossman and his band of brothers Jack Crossman and the privations of war during a Russian winter, in which a few hardy soldiers cause confusion and havoc among the enemy. After the battle of Inkerman on 5th November 1854 the British Army face a terrible winter with inadequate provisions and clothing. In this grim season Sergeant Jack Crossman and his men are billeted at Kadikoi village near Balaclave harbour, with instructions to blow up the magazine in the Russian Star Fort. Yet it transpires this is not to be Crossman's main mission. His true task is to spy on a British general accused of corruption, and to bring about his downfall. Set against a bleak backdrop it is only the grit and determination of Crossman and his men which allows them to survive against all odds in the field.
This is military adventure at its very best, all blood, bullets and bugles... those who enjoy going into battle with Sharpe will love joining forces with Sergeant Jack Crossman. - Darlington Northern Echo
Rip-roaring adventure at the time of the Crimean War. - Manchester Evening News
The novel is packed with action... all in all, our hero has more lives than a cat! - Crimean War Research Society