The 007 of the 1770s
By (author) C. C. Humphreys
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Jack Absolute by C. C. Humphreys
Book DescriptionThe brilliant first outing for a new kind of hero ...In 1777, Jack Absolute is famous ...as the dashing lover in Sheridan's famous comedy THE RIVALS. However, this notoriety comes as something of a shock to the REAL Jack Absolute when he disembarks at Portsmouth after four months at sea, and seven years in India ...When his old commander is appointed to lead the army that will crush the American Revolution, Jack's history in the Colonies becomes vital. Years before he was adopted by the Iroquois, knows their language and ways, can rally these vital allies to the King's cause. Yet there is a traitor at the heart of the British army, betraying its every move. From a field of honour in London through the Battle of Saratoga and the hunt for a double agent, Jack must fight revolutionaries, incensed rivals and a malevolent secret society - and all while trying to protect the woman he loves...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780752859774
(197mm x 128mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 18-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author C. C. Humphreys
Fire, Paperback (August 2016)
Fires don't start by themselves. They need someone to light them. As the Great Plague of London loosens its grip at last, Charles II's court moves back to the city, the theatres reopen and a new year arrives. 1666. It cannot be more terrible than the previous year, surely? But it can.
Plague, Paperback (March 2015)
London, May 1665. On a dark road outside London, a simple robbery goes horribly wrong - when the gentlemanly highwayman, William Coke, discovers that his intended victims have been brutally slaughtered. Suspected of the murders, Coke is forced into an uneasy alliance with the man who pursues him - the relentless thief-taker, Pitman.
Shakespeare's Rebel, Paperback (March 2014)
From the scaffold of the Globe theatre to a menace in Whitehall, this is a gripping tale of corruption, rebellion and love.
Place Called Armageddon, Paperback (March 2012)» View all books by C. C. Humphreys
An epic new novel about one of Western civilisation's most traumatic events - the Fall of Constantinople...
UK Kirkus Review » Multi-faceted Humphreys: actor, playwright, novelist, has been beguiled by Jack Absolute (from Sheridan's 'The Rivals') ever since he first played him onstage in 1987. When the run ended he missed Jack; found he 'wouldn't go away' and finally, as a novelist, re-created him as the hero of this rip-roaring saga of adventure, friendship, treachery and romance. Having taken time out from his army career in Intelligence eleven years earlier to rescue the dwindling family fortunes, Jack is recalled in 1767 to help free Canada from a Secret Society bent on general disruptive mayhem, and the increasingly intrusive rebel Americans, surging north on a heady wave of confidence following their successful War of Independence. Though an instinctive rebel himself, Jack's completely loyal to the Crown; he knows the terrain, his job, is a bonny hand-to-hand fighter, something of a loner, as well as a spy... exactly the right man in what is clearly a very dodgy situation. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - C. C. Humphreys
C.C. Humphreys was born in Toronto and grew up in Los Angeles and London. A third generation actor and writer on both sides of his family, he is married and lives on Salt Spring Island, Canada. www.cchumphreys.com
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