Sharpe's Tiger (Richard Sharpe's Adventure Series #1)

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9780001053359: Sharpe's Tiger (Richard Sharpe's Adventure Series #1)

Seringapatam is an island citadel surrounded by tigers, belonging to the Tippoo of Mysore. The British are keen to remove the Tippoo from power, and Sharpe and a young lieutenant infiltrate the Tippo's forces. However, once inside the citadel Sharpe realizes that catastrophe waits for the British.

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"It was a bloody awful shot," Sharpe said.
"My mother could lay a gun better than that."
"I didn't think you had a mother," Private Garrard said.
"Everyone's got a mother, Tom."
"Not Sergeant Hakeswill," Garrard said, then spat a mix of dust
and spittle. . . . "Hakeswill was spawned of the devil."

Richard Sharpe—Soldier, hero, rogue—the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles, whose green jacket he proudly wears.

About the Author:

Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex, and now lives mainly in the USA with his wife. In addition to the hugely successful Sharpe novels, Bernard Cornwell is the author of the Starbuck Chronicles, the Warlord trilogy, the Grail Quest series, the Alfred series and standalone battle books Azincourt and The Fort.

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