At the bloody siege of Badajoz, Matthew Hervey must overthrow the French - or die in the attempt.
Allan Mallinson was a serving cavalry officer. He is also the author of Light Dragoons, a history of four regiments of British Cavalry, one of which he commanded, and a regular reviewer for The Times, the Spectator and the Literary Review. His Matthew Hervey novels are Sunday Times bestsellers and are all available in Bantam paperback.
"'Irresistible...Mallinson reinforces his position as a master of narrative military history'" THE TIMES "'He is back...writing once more with fluidity and power. By concentrating on the battle of Talavera and the investment of Badajoz, both sparklingly described, he plays to his undoubted strengths...rich in detail and impeccable wit'" OBSERVER "'Mallinson's descriptions of what it's like to be on a campaign are as compelling, vivid and plausible as in any war novel I've ever read'" DAILY TELEGRAPH "'The author's knowledge of warfare endows this novel, the seventh in a series, with strategic intelligence and superb craftsmanship.'" The Oxford Times