Jack Absolute, Book 1

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McArthur, 2003 - British - 310 pages
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"1777. After years away, Jack returns to London... to find that he is famous. The play-wright, Richard Sherida, has stolen his name and made ""Jack Absolute"" the star of his hit comedy, The Rivals. This notoriety makes the real Jack's job all the more difficult... for he is a spy. Jack Absolute - Redcoat officer, Iroquois warrior, Spy."

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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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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 (2003)

Chris (C.C.) Humphreys was born in Toronto, lived till he was seven in Los Angeles, then grew up in the UK. As C.C. Humphreys, Chris has written seven historical fiction novels. The first, 'The French Executioner' told the tale of the man who killed Anne Boleyn and was runner up for the CWA Steel Dagger for Thrillers 2002. Its sequel, 'Blood Ties', was a bestseller in Canada. Having played Jack Absolute, he stole the character and has written three books on this '007 of the 1770's' - 'Jack Absolute', 'The Blooding of Jack Absolute' and 'Absolute Honour'- short listed for the 2007 Evergreen Prize by the Ontario Library Association. All have been published in the UK, Canada, the US and translated into Russian, Italian, German, Greek and Czech

Chris lives in Vancouver, Canada, with his wife and young son.

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