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Sharpe's Tiger


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BERNARD CORNWELL is the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling Saxon Tales series, which includes The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman, Lords of the North, Sword Song, The Burning Land, Death of Kings, The Pagan Lord, and, most recently, The Empty Throne and Warriors of the Storm, and which serves as the basis for the hit television series The Last Kingdom. He lives with his wife on Cape Cod and in Charleston, South Carolina.


Cornwell's popular Richard Sharpe novels have marched his army hero through India campaigns and Europe's Napoleonic Wars, while raising him from lieutenant to lieutenant colonel. Sharpe's Tiger goes back to when Sharpe was an illiterate private in southern India in 1799. Despite Sharpe's humble station, Cornwell gives him one of his greatest adventures, making him appear to be a deserter who joins the enemy army of the Tippoo of Mysore. In this precarious position, Sharpe faces not only the danger of being exposedÄand possibly fed to tigersÄbut of being killed by his own countrymen. Throw into this mix his feud with the psychotic Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill, and we have one of the most gripping and satisfying stories in the entire saga. Frederick Davidson's strong reading makes this a nearly perfect audiobook; another can't-miss acquisition for most libraries.ÄKent Rasmussen, Thousand Oaks, CA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

"Cornwell writes more gripping battle scenes than any other contemporary author."--Kirkus Reviews
"Page-turners [that] fan clubs all over the world are devoted to."--Wall Street Journal
"The world may have a new literary hero. His name is Richard Sharpe."--Philadelphia Inquirer

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