The brilliant prequel to JACK ABSOLUTE...London 1759 and Jack's life is easy.
A scholar at Westminster School, a master with cricket bat or billiard cue, the leader of a gang of bucks about the Town, he has both a girl he worships and a courtesan teaching him the more basic arts of love.
Yet he plans to give up all carousing, sit the examinations for Cambridge, find a career in any field he chooses.
If he can just stay out of trouble for one night...From the billiard halls and brothels of London to a clash of Empires on the Plains of Abraham, Jack's life is forever altered by the tragedies of that night.
Through duels, battles, frantic escapes and a brutal winter spent in a cave in Canada, the schoolboy will vanish, and a man appear.
But first he must learn to kill. To come of age, Jack Absolute must be blooded.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 16/11/2005
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9780752865270