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Soldier of Fortune (Captain Rawson 1)

Soldier of Fortune - Edward Marston I quite liked this. The hero of the piece is Captain Rawson, who is evidently a dashing soldier and a spy on the side. He's in Marlborough's army and we find him initally bedding the bored wife of a French General to discover information, which works, but doesn't please the general very much. He sets 2 ruffians after our dashing hero to make sure he's killed and to claim the reward. It all gets a bit complicated when a lady that Captain Rawson has met in London believes herself in love and decides to follow him across Europe. She then causes no end of trouble, like you do. Not necessarily the most accurate account of the battle of Blenhiem, but it's an engaging story and the dashing captain is a likeable enough chap - just enough daring to make him interesting, and a hint of danger to make him exciting.