Jack Absolute

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St. Martin's Press, Oct 17, 2006 - Fiction - 310 pages
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A new historical adventure series starring the dashing Jack Absolute that has already been called "the finest historical novels since O'Brian." (Good Book Guide UK) In 1777 Jack Absolute, the charming lover in Sheridan's comedy The Rivals, is famous throughout London. However, this notoriety comes as something of a shock to the real Jack Absolute when he arrives in England after four months at sea. But there's barely time for outrage before he finds himself dueling for his life. Even worse, as soon as he's won the duel he's forced to flee London by the quickest means possible, becoming a spy in America's war of Independence. Thus we meet Jack Absolute - rogue, duellist, charmer and Captain in the Light Dragoons. From the field of honor in London through the pivotal battle of Saratoga to a hunt for a double agent in wintry Philadelphia, this novel marks the impressive debut of this new series.

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User Review  - phenshaw - LibraryThing

A reissue of the start of Humphreys’ popular Jack Absolute series, based on a character in The Rivals, a play by Irish writer Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816), features Jack in all his ... Read full review

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User Review  - DBettenson - LibraryThing

JACK ABSOLUTE C.C. Humphreys 2013/Sourcebooks. Newly released for sale “Jack Absolute” is a delight to read. Set during the American revolution of the 1700s, the character of Captain Jack Absolute is ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

A third-generation actor and writer on both sides of his family, C.C. HUMPHREYS was born in Canada and grew up in Los Angeles and London. He was a schoolboy fencing champion, became a fight choreographer and has turned his love of swashbuckling towards historical fiction. He is married and lives in England.

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