The ninth action-packed Victorian military adventure featuring hero Jack Lark: soldier, leader, imposter.
'Once again, Paul Fraser Collard proves he is a true master of action adventure' MATTHEW HARFFY
'Like all the best vintages Jack Lark has aged to perfection. Scarred, battered and bloody, his story continues to enthral' ANTHONY RICHES
Roguish hero Jack Lark - soldier, leader, imposter - crosses borders once more as he pursues a brand-new adventure in Africa. For fans of Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series, Matthew Harffy and Patrick O'Brian.
CAN THE BATTLEFIELD SAVE A WANTED MAN?
London, 1868. Jack Lark is now a businessman, running a thriving club in the Whitechapel backstreets. But when he goes up against the East End's most notorious criminal, the consequences are devastating.
A wanted man, Jack joins the British army on campaign across Abyssinia, a high-stakes mission that returns him to the battlefield and on to the fortress of Magdala where the formidable Emperor Tewodros has taken British subjects prisoner.
But life on the run can turn dangerous, especially in a land ravaged by war . . .
Praise for the Jack Lark series:
'Brilliant' Bernard Cornwell
'Enthralling' The Times
'Bullets fly, emotions run high and treachery abounds' 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
Like all the best vintages Jack Lark has aged to perfection. Scarred, battered and bloody, his story continues to enthral
Collard ... evokes the horror of that era with great brio. Enthralling - The Times
With villains aplenty, and a cast of memorable characters surrounding Jack Lark, Fugitive is a great addition to this fabulous series . . . Collard's wonderful rogue, Jack Lark, rampages through skirmishes and cataclysmic battles, in search of riches, vengeance and, ultimately, his place in the world. Once again, Paul Fraser Collard proves he is a true master of action adventure.
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.