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Richard Sharpe, asked to help an old friend, meets, at last, the greatest enemy.
Includes extra material not featured in the Radio 4 series, both elements of the letters cut from the final scripts and additional material not featured in the shows at all, including the letters from Marengo to his hygienist and the horse he plays chess with, and the notes between Copenhagen...
Captain Sharpe's task is to recover from a feared guerilla leader the gold Wellington so desperately needs.
Richard Sharpe, with enemies on every side, survives Marshall Massena's attack and ends at the lines of Torres Vedras.