Jack Absolute

Author(s): C. C. Humphreys

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The 007 of the 1770s

Now in paperback, the brilliant first outing for a new kind of hero...
In 1777, Jack Absolute is famous ...as the dashing lover in Sheridan's famous comedy The Rivals. However, this notoriety comes as something of a shock to the REAL Jack Absolute when he disembarks at Portsmouth after four months at sea, and seven years in India ...When his old commander is appointed to lead the army that will crush the American Revolution, Jack's history in the Colonies becomes vital. Years before he was adopted by the Iroquois. He knows their language and ways, and can rally these vital allies to the King's cause. Yet there is a traitor at the heart of the British army, betraying its every move. From a field of honour in London through the battle of Saratoga and the hunt for a double agent, Jack must fight revolutionaries, incensed rivals and a malevolent secret society - and all the while trying to protect the woman he loves...


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C. C. Humphreys first novel, THE FRENCH EXECUTIONER, was shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Suave, sophisticated but possessing an acute sense of humour, Jack Absolute is a terrific new series character Chris Humphreys' novels receive excellent reviews: 'Falling somewhere between the novels of Bernard Cornwell and Wilbur Smith, C . C. Humphreys has fashioned a rollicking good yarn that keeps the pages turning from start to finish' Irish Examiner 'The author's eye for historical detail is impeccable... [has] the air of a true Hollywood blockbuster' INK Magazine '[A] magnificent extravaganza of a book ... A marvellous feat of imagination' Good Book Guide 'Stirring and delightful ... For sheer pleasure I've read nothing to match it all year' Crime Time 'Thrilling, funny, well-researched and at times painfully poignant' Independent on Sunday 'C. C. Humphreys excels as ever in throat-in-the-mouth action and knows instinctively how to keep a reader pasted to the page ... to my mind Bernard Cornwell is good but Humphreys is better' Historical Novels Review C. C. Humphreys is an author, actor, fight choreographer, playwright and has excellent media contacts

C.C. Humphreys was born in Toronto and grew up in Los Angeles and London. A third generation actor and writer on both sides of his family. He is married and lives in Vancouver, Canada.

General Fields

  • : 9780752859774
  • : Orion Publishing Co
  • : Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • : November 2004
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 22mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : C. C. Humphreys
  • : Paperback
  • : 352