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Absolute honor /
C.C. Humphreys.
edition
1st U.S. ed.
imprint
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2008, c2006.
description
312 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0312358245, 9780312358242
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2008, c2006.
isbn
0312358245
9780312358242
catalogue key
6671567
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 2008-08-25:
In the latest installment to the rollicking Jack Absolute series (after The Blooding of Jack Absolute), Humphreys borrows from Sheridan's The Rivals to tell a highly successful adventure story with a large dose of romance. After surviving the Battle of Quebec and a long winter in the New World, Jack is ready to return to England and rejoin the 16th Light Dragoons. Aboard the slave ship Sweet Eliza, Jack befriends Red Hugh McClune, an Irish grenadier with mysterious intentions. Once in England, Jack and McClune travel to Bath, where McClune's unattached cousin, the lovely Laetitia Fitzpatrick, piques Jack's fancy. Their courtship proceeds smoothly until Jake finds himself unwittingly lured by Laetitia into a seditious conspiracy, and when Jack's superiors dispatch him to go undercover in Rome, the truth about those he thought he knew becomes tragically apparent. With his way with words and swords, Jack proves once again to be a dynamic hero--an honorable spy with a soft spot for love--and a bangup leading man for what is fast becoming a rousing, must-read series. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Appeared in Library Journal on 2008-10-15:
In this third installment of Humphreys's 18th-century swashbuckling adventure (after Jack Absolute and The Blooding of Jack Absolute) about a character taken from Richard Sheridan's classic play, The Rivals, Jack Absolute returns to England in 1761 from the French-Indian Wars in America. On the voyage home, he befriends Hugh McClune, an Irish grenadier, and accompanies him to Bath, where Jack falls for Hugh's beautiful cousin and becomes a pawn in an assassination plot against King George. In order to clear his name and pursue the love who has stolen his heart, Jack is forced to sign up as a spy to hunt down Hugh. When he fails as a spy, Jack rejoins his battle regiment in Spain and takes his vengeance into the conflict. This exciting tale demonstrates Humphreys's vibrant sense of drama and adventure mixed with a veneration for historical and literary accuracy. This book (and series) is a strong selection for fans of historical fiction, especially those who enjoy Bernard Cornwell's "Sharpe" series. [For more military historical fiction, see also Randall Pfeffer's Southern Seahawk, reviewed on p. 58.--Ed.]--Ron Samul, New London, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Absolute Honor C.C. Humphreys. St. Martin's/Dunne, $24.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-312-35824-6 In the latest installment to the rollicking Jack Absolute series (after The Blooding of Jack Absolute), Humphreys borrows from Sheridan's The Rivals to tell a highly successful adventure story with a large dose of romance. After surviving the Battle of Quebec and a long winter in the New World, Jack is ready to return to England and rejoin the 16th Light Dragoons. Aboard the slave ship Sweet Eliza, Jack befriends Red Hugh McClune, an Irish grenadier with mysterious intentions. Once in England, Jack and McClune travel to Bath, where McClune's unattached cousin, the lovely Laetitia Fitzpatrick, piques Jack's fancy. Their courtship proceeds smoothly until Jake finds himself unwittingly lured by Laetitia into a seditious conspiracy, and when Jack's superiors dispatch him to go undercover in Rome, the truth about those he thought he knew becomes tragically apparent. With his way with words and swords, J
Absolute Honor C.C. Humphreys. St. Martin''s/Dunne, $24.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-312-35824-6In the latest installment to the rollicking Jack Absolute series (after The Blooding of Jack Absolute), Humphreys borrows from Sheridan''s The Rivals to tell a highly successful adventure story with a large dose of romance. After surviving the Battle of Quebec and a long winter in the New World, Jack is ready to return to England and rejoin the 16th Light Dragoons. Aboard the slave ship Sweet Eliza, Jack befriends Red Hugh McClune, an Irish grenadier with mysterious intentions. Once in England, Jack and McClune travel to Bath, where McClune''s unattached cousin, the lovely Laetitia Fitzpatrick, piques Jack''s fancy. Their courtship proceeds smoothly until Jake finds himself unwittingly lured by Laetitia into a seditious conspiracy, and when Jack''s superiors dispatch him to go undercover in Rome, the truth about those he thought he knew becomes tragically apparent. With his way with words and swords, Jack proves once again to be a dynamic hero-an honorable spy with a soft spot for love-and a bangup leading man for what is fast becoming a rousing, must-read series. (Nov.)
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Publishers Weekly, August 2008
Library Journal, October 2008
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The latest in the adventures of Jack Absolute, "a redcoated James Bond."

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