Introducing Roger Brook, 'master spy and gentleman adventurer' of the Napoleonic Era, in Dennis Wheatley's famous historical series that spans the years from 1783 through 1815.
The year 1783 finds the young Roger Brook fresh out of school and seeking his fame and fortune in France. Spurred on by his admiration for the delectable Georgina Thursby and the fair Athénais de Rochambeau, Brook gets involved in the secrets of French foreign policy, much to the peril of himself and his lady admirers.
In this perfect coming of age story we see naivety, love, temptation and adventure propelling us cross-countries, with a host of surprising and unexpected characters.
“The inventive energy of [Wheatley] is something to marvel at. He displays a fertility of imagination without equal among living writers” — Daniel George, Herald Tribune