By C.C. Humphreys
"Jack escapes loss of life extra frequently than James Bond... an exhilarating romp!" – Sunday Telegraph (UK)
Blooded at the battlefields of Canada, clean from a wintry weather spent in a voluptuous widow's mattress, the speeding Jack Absolute has each cause to suppose strong. And existence purely will get greater whilst the send returning him to England captures a wealthy prize.
yet gold isn't the entire enemy send holds. Fever approximately kills Jack, his lifestyles slightly stored via a brand new comrade, Red Hugh McClune. Their ensuing friendship takes him to tub to recover-and right into a passionate romance with McClune's appealing cousin, Laetitia.
Yet neither cousin is who they appear, and tragedy quickly moves Jack. This time, he escapes along with his lifestyles, yet loses what he loves most-his honour.
The exciting finale to C.C. Humphrey's historic event series,Absolute Honoursweeps readers right into a global of bravery, betrayal, ardour, and glory at no matter what fee.
From bold espionage in Rome to the battlefields of Spain to a climactic duel opposed to an unbeatable foe, Jack seeks to revive that honor with consequences he might by no means foresee and a value to be paid in blood.
sign up for our swashbuckling scoundrel during this adventurous old fiction set round the American innovative War.
Fans of Simon Scarrow, Bernard Cornwell, Jeff Shaara and Diana Gabaldon will eagerly stick to the adventures of Jack Absolute.
The Jack Absolute Series:
The Blooding of Jack Absolute, publication #1
Jack Absolute, publication #2
Absolute Honor, booklet #3
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What reviewers are announcing approximately hero Jack Absolute:
"A RIP-ROARING event choked with motion, DRAMA, AND PASSION."-Kate Mosse, writer of Labyrinth
"Jack in all his swashbuckling glory...Humphrey's appearing heritage brings drama to lifestyles in Jack's mythical tale."-Booklist
"A vigorously imagined, DASHINGLY performed ESPIONAGE adventure."-Literary evaluation (UK)
"Jack proves once more to be a dynamic hero-an HONORABLE undercover agent with a delicate spot for love-and a bangup prime guy for what's quickly changing into a rousing, must-read series." – Publishers Weekly
"An absolute delight! Swashbuckling experience, eighteenth-century wit, highly wonderful plots, and one of the main beautiful army gents ever to put on a sword." –Diana Gabaldon, writer of The Outlander
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Pounce studied him for a protracted second. “Your honour calls for it? ” On Jack’s nod, he endured. “Well, I risk i do know the reason. Laetitia, the Countess di Cavalieri. Née Fitzpatrick? ” Jack stayed silent. “She married in nice attractiveness, were you aware? King James was once there, risen from his ailing mattress. His cardinal son Henry officiated. ” “I didn't be aware of. ” “And it's stated she is now wearing an inheritor to the home. ” “Indeed. ” Jack had virtually reached the desk now. “Are we agreed? ” There used to be a last second of hesitation, a final seek of Jack’s eyes. Then the pistol used to be laid down. Jack put his knife beside it. “Agreed,” acknowledged Watkin Pounce, eyeing the blade with a shudder. Heaving his bulk from the chair, he stated, “Arrangements has to be made, sure humans suborned. Do you could have any gold? ” “I gave you fifty scudi to rent horses. the place is it? ” “Here,” acknowledged Pounce, rubbing his stomach. Jack reached for his fallen satchel. “Then i'll divide what i've got left with you. ” He counted. “There’s close to twenty apiece. ” “Twenty? ” the discontentment used to be reported. “Not a lot, is it? ” “Twenty and my silence, Watkin. keep in mind that. ” “True. ” With the cash in his hand, Pounce’s pleasure looked as if it would banish his drunkenness, and he began for the door. “I’ll get to it. the guys who can help us don't continue normal hours. ” in retrospect, he acknowledged, “And one will recognize if there's a send at Civitavecchia sure for Lisbon. ” “Lisbon? ” stated Jack, shocked. “Well, did you no longer say you'd be after McClune? ” “I did. ” “Then you'll find him in Portugal. All communications are to be forwarded to a undeniable condominium in Lisbon. might be I shouldn't have informed you that. ” He smiled faintly. “Though he'll now not be there himself, in fact. along with, do you now not learn the newspapers? ” Jack grunted. “The Inquisition is lax in supplying them. ” Pounce gestured to the foot of the mattress. “There’s one from London. rather contemporary, simply took 5 weeks to get right here. I continually think a tender guy should still attend to the affairs of the realm. ” Then he was once long past. The paper pointed out, the London Advertiser, used to be dated 15 June 1762. Pounce had turned around a piece in pencil. with reference to the overdue compact among the Bourbon tyrannies of France and Spain and the king’s announcement of battle opposed to the latter, a powerful strength is being dispatched to assist our doughty best friend, the king of Portugal, and his noble humans. lower than the command of the illustrious Earl of Loudoun would be the 3rd, Sixty-Seventh, Boscawen’s, and Crawford’s regiments of Foot including these Hibernian hammers of the French, the regiments Armstrong’s and Traherne’s… Jack paused. Irish regiments will be hassle. One was once by no means convinced the place their loyalties lay. The French had numerous battalions of their personal military ever overjoyed to struggle the British. And there has been continuously anything astir of their place of origin. He learn on. furthermore, and clean from profitable laurel wreaths within the overdue motion upon Belle Isle, troops of the 16th mild Dragoons have joined the opposite 4 direct from Portsmouth to provide, lower than their noble colonel, John Burgoyne, the main fearsome element of cavalry the Spaniard has ever needed to face.