BURKE AND THE LINES OF TORRES VEDRAS
1810 and Wellington needs to protect his army against Napoleon’s stronger forces in the Peninsula. His answer? The Lines of Torres Vedras: one of the greatest defensive works the world has ever seen. But for his strategy to work, the Lines must stay a secret until the French arrive.
Fresh from a successful mission in Paris, Burke is sent to Lisbon. The Portuguese capital is home to French sympathisers, disaffected aristocrats, and desperate men who will do anything for money. Can Burke hunt down Napoleon’s agents hidden among them? The outcome of the Peninsular War could depend on his success.
The seventh of the James Burke stories finds the soldier-spy fighting French plots against a background of real people and historically accurate events.
It’s real history, but not the way you learned it at school.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT BURKE AND THE PIMPERNEL AFFAIR
“I became completely immersed in the fast-moving plot and engaging characters and enjoyed travelling with them through the back streets of old Lisbon as well as in the countryside between the fortifications. I can heartily recommend this thrilling adventure to those who enjoy history and to anyone who loves an exciting, inventive plot.“