A new Napoleonic Wars hero to rival Sharpe! Archie Dexter, secret agent, hedonist and adventurer, fights the secret forces of Napoleon.
Archie Dexter is a modern man of his age, educated but a religious sceptic at times a dangerous hedonist, but a fierce patriot.
Dexter sails with Nelson and becomes trapped in Egypt as Napoleon's army invades. Here he plays a pivotal role in the Battle of the Nile. Wounded and captured he returns to an England threatened from a France grown ever stronger.
As a secret agent he works to combat Napoleon's spies who operate and plot with impunity across London.
As war looms and alliances are forged across Europe, with a small group of loyal colleagues Dexter travels to Spain on a mission that will offer Britain its best chance of resisting France's ambitions.
On the dangerous streets of London he will be called upon to risk everything he holds dear, failure will see the death of his closest friend and possibly the King.
This is a tale of adventure and daring set in this most turbulent of periods in European history. Mixing intrigue and danger with lustful pursuits, Archie moves through the highest and lowest elements of society to protect his country from the plots of Napoleon.