Sharpe's Devil

Sharpe's Devil

eBook - 2006
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An honored veteran of the Napolenic Wars, Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe is drawn into a deadly battle, both on land and on the high seas. The year is 1820, and military hero Richard Sharpe has quietly passed the years since the Battle of Waterloo as a farmer. Suddenly, his peaceful retirement is disturbed when he and the intrepid Patrick Harper are called to the Spanish colony of Chile to find Don Blas Vivar, an old friend who has vanished without a trace--and who just happened to be the captain-general of Chile. Sharpe and Harper embark on a dangerous journey that carries them first to an unexpected interview with Napoleon, then on to Chile, a land seething with corruption and revolt. On land and at sea, Sharpe faces impossible odds, not only against finding Vivar, but against surviving in a time when tyranny rules, injustice abounds--Napoleon lurks on the horizon, itching to rekindle the world in a blaze of war.
Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York : HarperCollins e-books, 2006
ISBN: 9780061213915
0061213918
9780061213922
0061213926
9780060932299
0060932295
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Myles1
Mar 13, 2012

This book marks the end of one of the greater literary sagas i have ever enjoyed. If you have not read any Sharpe books yet, do not read this. Start from book one - Sharpe's tiger- and follow him through the years.

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Nov 25, 2010

The Napoleonic wars are long over when Sharpe and Harper are called from retirement by the wife of one of their war
companions,Blas Vivar, now Captaine-General of Chile. The adventure takes them to call on Napoleon the deposed dictator in exile on St. Helena before they sail around Cape Horn to Chile. It seems no one knows anything about the general's whereabouts. Sharpe takes things into his own hands but to no avail: he and Harper, relieved olf their bribery money are unceremoniously tgossed into a Chilean ship which is expected to take them far, far away.
Until the ship is overtaken by rebels who take the ship captive and sail it back to Chile. There's lots of mayhem as Thomas Cochrane comandeers the ship, sails it back to Chile, and though vastly outnumbered, conquers one of Chile's most important settlements. And oh yes, the Captain --- he's found after having been exiled to some secluded islands off Chile's west coast.
As usual, a good book, well written. And p.s. Thomas Cochrane was a real figure in history --- not just some impossibly larger than life fictional concoction.

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