The tenth action-packed Victorian military adventure featuring hero Jack Lark: soldier, leader, imposter.
'A gripping adventure... Jack Lark might not be the hero anyone wants, but he's most definitely the hero you need!' R. S. FORD
'A tour de force' SIMON TURNEY
'Historical adventure with nuance and a flawed, melancholy hero' THE TIMES 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
Collard ... evokes the horror of that era with great brio. Enthralling - The Times
Impossible to put down... full of action and intrigue that leaves the reader thirsty for more - History the Interesting Bits
You feel and experience all the emotions and the blood, sweat and tears that Jack does... I devoured it in one sitting - Parmenion Books
Paul's love of military history started at an early age. A childhood spent watching films like Waterloo and Zulu whilst reading Sharpe, Flashman and the occasional Commando comic, gave him a desire to know more of the men who fought in the great wars of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. At school, Paul was determined to become an officer in the British army and he succeeded in winning an Army Scholarship. However, Paul chose to give up his boyhood ambition and instead went into the finance industry. Paul stills works in the City, and lives with his wife and three children in Kent.