By Edward Marston
It truly is 1709, and Europe is in the course of the coldest iciness for a century. France is soreness profoundly: together with her humans ravenous and her military rattled through mutiny and desertions, King Louis XIV is on the Hague, trying to find peace with the English on nearly any phrases. to aid those negotiations, the Duke of Marlborough sends Captain Daniel Rawson on a deadly challenge to Paris to find a package deal of important info which could safe an positive peace deal for England.
Yet even with his efforts, the peace talks cave in, and Daniel unearths himself once again embroiled in risky event. For Marlborough has one other challenge for him: this time it isn't details yet a invaluable tapestry that should be recovered. The tapestry of the conflict of Ramillies has been stolen, and Daniel’s hunt for the ruthless thieves leads him into enemy territory, the place he needs to day-by-day outwit betrayal and kidnap, and possibility trap and lifestyles itself.
All the whereas, the French military is regaining its power lower than the supervision of Marshall Villars, a precious opponent within the box. because the opposing armies mass within the region round the village of Malplaquet, a bloody stumble upon looms. which means if Daniel manages to come competently to the Duke’s forces from in the back of enemy traces, he needs to then stand speedy and struggle of their so much murdering conflict yet.
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