First edition. Signed by the author on the title page. Page edges beginning to tan evenly, else fine in price-clipped dust jacket. Richard Sharpe and the invasion of France, June to November 1813. Sharpe returns from Spain to London to investigate why his supply of recruits has dried up. Without new recruits, the South Essex regiment has fallen to dangerously under strength size and could be disbanded. Sharpe arrives in London only to discover that pay and provisions are being drawn from the army for men who are neither at the barracks nor en route to Spain. He goes undercover as a recruit to discover the whereabouts of the missing men, and to find out who is skimming the money and supplies.
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