India 1819 - Matthew Hervey is charged with raising a new troop, and organising transport for India - for he, his men and their horses are to set sail with immediate effect.
What Hervey and his greenhorn soldiers cannot know is that in India they will face a trial for which they are ill prepared.
A large number of Burmese war-boats are assembled near Chittagong, and the only way to thwart their advance involves a hazardous march through the jungle.
Soon Hervey and his troop are in the midst of hot and bloody action once again..."The book picks up a pace that mirrors a cavalry charge ...Hervey continues to grow in stature, while Mallinson himself continues to delight." - "Observer".
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages, maps
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 15/03/2003
- Category: Historical adventure
- ISBN: 9780553813500