Publication: Allison & Busby Limited, 2008, London
First edition. Signed by the author. Fine in fine dust jacket. Dashing career soldier and ladies' man, Captain Daniel Rawson is always up for an adventure. When the Duke of Marlborough offers a dangerous undercover mission, Rawson gladly accepts. One of their spies, a Dutch tapestry-maker, based at the court of Louis XIV, the Sun King, has disappeared and Daniel is told to find out what has happened to him. Rawson travels to France in disguise, and is delighted to find the tapestry-maker's beautiful daughter. Unaware of her father's espionage role, Amalia is fearful for her safety and further distressed by the sinister stranger she's noticed watching the house. It's up to Daniel to find her father and put Amalia's mind at rest. Meanwhile, back at camp, Rawson's courageous Sergeant Welbeck is left with problems of his own. His nephew has joined the army as a drummer boy in pursuit of honor and glory. Welbeck would like nothing more than to ignore this eager young boy, but circumstances are conspiring to make this impossible.
Inventory Number: 27065