An intrepid band of intelligence officers and warriors, led by Captain James Keane, have been given their toughest job yet by Wellington.
Both British and French armies have retreated from the old university city of Coimbra, leaving it in ruins, the inhabitants destitute and the houses full of wounded from all sides.
Infiltrating the streets are Spanish guerrillas who may support either side, local Portuguese determined to avenge the horrors inflicted upon their city and rival spies seeking a book of ciphers, hidden in the famous library of Coimbra, guarded by a dissident Jesuit group.
James Keane and his men are sent into the midst of this not only to prevent the book falling into enemy hands but also to discover which of the ruthless guerrilla groups are to be trusted and supported by the British.
But should they follow Wellington's orders - or follow others in the hunt for Massena's hidden gold?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Quercus Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/02/2016
- Category: Napoleonic War fiction
- ISBN: 9781848664838