Soldier of Fortune
The speeding Captain Daniel Rawson – undercover agent, linguist, duellist, girls’ guy and occupation soldier – can attraction a girl in addition to he can parry a sword. And if it is extracting info from the spouse of a French normal or top his squaddies in a Forlorn desire, Rawson proves himself necessary to John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough, and the accomplice forces as they head in the direction of the ferocious conflict of Blenheim. yet on their march throughout Europe, Rawson discovers he has very assorted camps of pursuers. the attractive Abigail Piper, with whom Rawson loved a quick flirtation while in London, is set to get her guy. A soldier couldn’t dare desire for a lovelier distraction, however the battlefield isn't any position for a girl. additionally scorching on Rawson’s heels are the murderous servants of the final Salignac, the most recent guy Daniel cuckolded. Their directions are uncomplicated – kill Rawson and convey again facts. an easy order, yet have they underestimated their target?
"Seething with intrigue and jam-packed with swashbuckling heroics..."
Quarterdeck journal, 2009/05
should still carry Heinsius to his senses,' stated Godolphin. 'If we lose the Duke of Marlborough, we lose the struggle and the Spanish Succession will pass unchallenged. France might be successful but again.' He was once approximately to extend on his remark whilst there has been a faucet at the door and a liveried servant stepped into the eating room. 'Excuse me, Your Grace,' he stated. 'You have a visitor.' 'I used to be now not watching for one,' back Marlborough. 'The gentleman says he's right here on pressing business.' 'Did he provide you with a.
He pointed out. 'Captain Rawson?' acknowledged the fellow. 'Yes, i do know him.' 'So he is a captain, is he?' 'That's correct, sir.' 'What are you able to inform me approximately him?' 'I cannot let you know nothin' with my throat so dry.' 'Let me purchase you a few extra ale,' provided Catto, able to pay for info. 'Take that seat within the nook and i will subscribe to you.' the fellow his advice. notwithstanding nonetheless in his twenties, he appeared a lot older and had solid cause to curse his military profession. in a single skirmish opposed to the French, he.
you'll meet up with us.' 'I can do whatever while I set my brain to it.' 'So I see.' 'Especially while i've got an individual like Emily to assist me,' she stated, turning to point her maid who stood beside the wagon. 'Emily has been a saint. whilst I requested her to come back with me, she was once afraid that Father could punish her for it yet she got here however. i believe Father will compliment her for a way she's sorted me.' 'You've prompted Sir Nicholas loads of heartache.' 'That could not be helped.' 'He wrote.
'We're at the eve of battle,' he defined, 'and that implies we will input the world of the unknown. not anyone can are expecting what is going to take place. the single walk in the park is that a huge variety of our males will lose their lives or obtain hideous wounds. No lady must have to seem on such sights.' 'That's precisely what Daniel - Captain Rawson - advised me yet i'm extra powerful than i glance. I will not faint on the sight of blood, Your Grace. at least, the luggage wagons might be good clear of any motion, absolutely.
You with my very own eyes, a big weight has been lifted from me. i will be able to cherish fond thoughts again.' 'I'll do an analogous, Abigail.' It was once the instant for a chaste kiss of farewell however it by no means got here. Abigail was once too frightened to ask it and Daniel too afraid that it'd be misconstrued. They settled for a well mannered handshake. 'Will you be returning the following from Somerset?' she requested. 'Only to take send to Holland,' he spoke back. 'I need to rejoin my regiment. We can have received a potent conflict however the struggle.