By C.C. Humphreys
"Jack escapes dying extra usually than James Bond... an exhilarating romp!" – Sunday Telegraph (UK)
Blooded at the battlefields of Canada, clean from a wintry weather spent in a voluptuous widow's mattress, the speeding Jack Absolute has each cause to suppose sturdy. And lifestyles in simple terms will get greater whilst the send returning him to England captures a wealthy prize.
yet gold isn't all of the enemy send holds. Fever approximately kills Jack, his lifestyles slightly stored by means of a brand new comrade, Red Hugh McClune. Their ensuing friendship takes him to tub to recover-and right into a passionate romance with McClune's appealing cousin, Laetitia.
Yet neither cousin is who they appear, and tragedy quickly moves Jack. This time, he escapes along with his existence, yet loses what he loves most-his honour.
The exciting finale to C.C. Humphrey's ancient event series,Absolute Honoursweeps readers right into a global of bravery, betrayal, ardour, and glory at no matter what price.
From bold espionage in Rome to the battlefields of Spain to a climactic duel opposed to an unbeatable foe, Jack seeks to revive that honor with consequences he may possibly by no means foresee and a cost to be paid in blood.
sign up for our swashbuckling scoundrel during this adventurous ancient fiction set round the American progressive War.
Fans of Simon Scarrow, Bernard Cornwell, Jeff Shaara and Diana Gabaldon will eagerly stick to the adventures of Jack Absolute.
The Jack Absolute Series:
The Blooding of Jack Absolute, publication #1
Jack Absolute, ebook #2
Absolute Honor, publication #3
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"Another nice swashbuckling adventure"
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"a solid stability of old truth and exciting fiction with WAR, contention AND ROMANCE you will discover it not easy to place down."
"RAPTUROUS tale telling."
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What reviewers are announcing approximately hero Jack Absolute:
"A RIP-ROARING experience choked with motion, DRAMA, AND PASSION."-Kate Mosse, writer of Labyrinth
"Jack in all his swashbuckling glory...Humphrey's performing heritage brings drama to lifestyles in Jack's mythical tale."-Booklist
"A vigorously imagined, DASHINGLY performed ESPIONAGE adventure."-Literary evaluate (UK)
"Jack proves once more to be a dynamic hero-an HONORABLE secret agent with a smooth spot for love-and a bangup major guy for what's speedy turning into a rousing, must-read series." – Publishers Weekly
"An absolute delight! Swashbuckling experience, eighteenth-century wit, highly enjoyable plots, and one of the main beautiful army gents ever to put on a sword." –Diana Gabaldon, writer of The Outlander
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It used to be an old palazzo, lengthy due to the fact abandoned via its noble occupiers, now a tenement with a relatives in each room. two times every day he may go, among 8 and 9, 4 and 5, having a look as much as the right-side window slightly under the height of the roof. to this point it had regularly been open and empty. this day, even though, a striped crimson sheet hung from it. “At last,” he murmured. Pounce, who have been leaning ever extra seriously upon him, jerked his head as much as stare blearily approximately. “There already? ” “Nearly, candy knight. a little farther. ” Glancing only once extra on the striped sheet, Jack guided the fellow throughout a hectic junction, among carts, their drivers carrying out a shouting argument over correct of means. “We are right here, sir, and that i needs to depart you. ” “Come in. ” The little eyes slightly opened within the huge face. “Think i've got a bottle…somewhere. Yours! ” “Alas! i need to sleep. i must glance my most sensible for the opera this night. ” Jack used to be attempting to disengage the man’s weighty arm, to put it upon the stone railing. “Opera! Ah, the divine Tenducci! ” He bent to Jack to whisper. “Thought I’d sing myself, as soon as. yet responsibility known as! ” He attempted to faucet the part of his nostril, succeeding at the 3rd try. “Music’s loss, the Cause’s achieve. ” Jack controlled to decrease Pounce upon the step. He’d make his personal approach in finally. He went the other technique to the dangling sheet. it can have long past now besides, as his touch may need famous him gazing it. Turnville had informed him he will be reached by way of this system. Now he had. Jack knew that he wouldn't meet the man, his “scoutmaster,” however the sign intended that he had details for Jack. And he’d been advised the place he needed to visit acquire it. Watkin Pounce’s accommodations have been fairly with reference to the Piazza di Spagna, and from that sq. there has been an front to the gardens on Monte Pincio, his vacation spot. yet after that first evening within the lodge de Londres, Jack had moved accommodations and strictly kept away from that piazza. notwithstanding he used to be quite sure he was once now not followed—the craft he’d discovered within the forests of Quebec while struggling with the French made him difficult to stalk even on cobbles—where the English amassed in Rome used to be harmful flooring for “Pip Truman. ” Turnville were correct: the town was once awash with younger Englishmen at the Grand journey. Jack had doubtless that many an outdated Westminster used to be between them, schoolfellows all too extremely joyful to bellow out, “Jack Absolute! ” He risked the attractions simply because he regularly went among ten and midday, whilst no self-respecting Westminster will be up. unusually, regardless of his alcoholic urge for food, Pounce continuously used to be, and sometimes observed him, an unique consultant. Jack made a large circuit, slicing around the Piazza Barberini, ducking up a small pathway that ran along the palazzo of a similar identify. This cart song got here to a fence, simply climbed, into the gardens on Monte Pincio. those have been open to the general public, a kindness of the Borghese relatives who owned them. It was once a favourite stroll of Romans and their visitors, for water flowed the following and bushes gave a bit guard from the oppressive solar, although Jack, who have been there as soon as ahead of on Pounce’s recommendation, back notion that the gardens themselves have been terrible in comparison to these of britain.