Sharpe's Prey : Richard Sharpe and the Expedition to Copenhagen 1807

4.01 avg rating
( 6,866 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780002258753: Sharpe's Prey : Richard Sharpe and the Expedition to Copenhagen 1807

It is 1807 and Sharpe, back from India and Trafalgar, has joined the newly formed Greenjackets - but his career is in ruins, and his future in the army apparently hopeless. He is rescued from disgrace by General Sir David Baird, an old comrade from India, who needs a 'disposable' man for a mission in Copenhagen. An army is travelling to the Danish capital to enforce British policy, but unless Sharpe can complete the mission against enemies as subtle and clever as any he has ever faced, that army will meet disaster.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Bestselling novelist Bernard Cornwell returns to his popular Richard Sharpe series with this eighteenth dazzling installment, which finds his beloved hero in the heart of war-torn Denmark, trying to protect the prized Danish fleet from Napoleon Bonaparte's ambitions.

The year is 1807, and Richard Sharpe is back in England, where his career seems to have come to a dead end. Loveless, destitute, and relegated to the menial tasks of quartermaster, Sharpe roams the streets of London, pondering a bleak future away from the army. Then, out of the blue, an old friend invites him to undertake a secret mission -- the delivery of a bribe -- to the Danish capital, Copenhagen. Denmark is officially neutral, but Napoleon is threatening an invasion in order to capture the powerful Danish fleet, which could replace the ships France lost in its disastrous defeat at Trafalgar. The British, fearing such enhancement of French power, threaten their own preemptive invasion, and Sharpe, whose errand seemed so simple, is trapped in a web of treachery that will end only when the city, which thought itself safe, is subjected to a brutal and merciless bombardment.

Sharpe's Prey -- the chronological sequel to Sharpe's Trafalgar -- finds Bernard Cornwell at the top of his bestselling form, combining the meticulous historical detail and fantastic battle scenes he's famous for with a plot that races at breakneck speed toward the final, bloody battle that threatens to destroy Copenhagen.

About the Author:

Bernard Cornwell worked for BBC Television for seven years, mostly as a producer on the Nationwide programme, before taking charge of the Current Affairs department in Northern Ireland. In 1978 he became editor of Thames Television's Thames at Six. Married to an American, he now lives in the United States.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Cornwell, Bernard.
Published by HarperCollins, London (2001)
ISBN 10: 0002258757 ISBN 13: 9780002258753
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Tiber Books
(Cockeysville, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, London, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. . . . . 8vo, hardcover. NEW in dust jacket. Bright, crisp & clean, unread; dj glossy. 260 p. Bookseller Inventory # 1161122.41

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
19.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.07
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Bernard Cornwell
Published by HarperCollins (2001)
ISBN 10: 0002258757 ISBN 13: 9780002258753
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002258757

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
35.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Cornwell, Bernard
Published by HarperCollins (2001)
ISBN 10: 0002258757 ISBN 13: 9780002258753
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002258757

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
37.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.06
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds