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  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

This book is what I would call a 'typical' C.C. Humphreys - the first 2 were 'Indiana Jones meets Tudor England' - this is 'Indiana Jones meets ? the American Revolution' (from the British/Canadian ... Read full review

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User Review  - bookworm2bookworm - LibraryThing

I am a huge fan of ‘Last of the Mohicans’ and the only reason I wanted to read this book was the time period. I was curious about an English officer’s viewpoint of the Revolutionary War, and it truly ... 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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