The Last Legionnaire (Jack Lark 5) Paul Fraser Collard
London, 1859. After years fighting for Queen and country, Jack walks back in to his mother's East End gin palace a changed man. Haunted by the horrors of battle, and the constant fight for survival, he longs for a life to call his own. But the city - and its people - has altered almost beyond recognition, and Jack cannot see a place for himself there.
A desperate moment leaves him indebted to the Devil - intelligence officer Major John Ballard, who once again leads Jack to the battlefield with a task he can't refuse. He tried to deny being a soldier once. He won't make the same mistake again.
Europe is about to go to war. Jack Lark will march with them.
"Collard... evokes the horror of that era with a great brio. Enthralling." The Times
"A confident, rich and exciting novel that gave me all the right ingredients I would want for a historical adventure of the highest order." For Winter Nights