Things getting a bit messy in Spain. Lots of irregulars. Civilians joining in the fighting. That sort of thing. Wellesley needs all the help he can get. They need a man who can pass for a Spaniard. Someone who can make himself useful with the irregulars. Someone who is prepared to fight dirty if it gets things done.
It’s 1809, and Burke has barely returned from South America when he is sent off again, this time to join the war being waged by Spanish guerrillas against the French.
It’s not long before he’s fighting for his life, but which of the Spaniards can he trust?
Burke faces new adversaries and finds old allies in a dramatic tale of adventure during the Peninsular War, set against the background of the bloody battle of Talavera.
It’s real history – but not the way you learned it in school.
Read about Tom Williams’s adventures on a research trip to Spain to find Talavera.