By C. C. Humphreys
The gripping finale in C. C. Humphreys's exciting old experience sequence, starring the speeding Jack Absolute
After surviving the French and Indian Wars, Jack Absolute virtually perishes at the voyage domestic, purely to be kept by means of a charismatic Irishman, purple Hugh McClune. in the course of his restoration, Jack falls for the man's attractive cousin, Laetitia. yet as they plan to elope, Jack stumbles on purple Hugh's crafty plot to assassinate the King. Jack foils the plan—but spares the lifetime of pink Hugh, who then flees to Rome, taking Laetitia with him.
When Jack reunites along with his outdated regiment, the sixteenth Dragoons, can he defeat the schemes of the Irish traitor and win again his nice love as soon as and for all?
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We were not fit. It was late afternoon before we found the hut. Half-buried by avalanche debris, it took almost an hour to dig our way to the door P Y R E N E E S • 13 and force entry. It was like an igloo inside. Snow had come down the chimney and spread across the stone floor, and although it only took four paces to cross the room, each step was deadly. Our shelter was an ice rink. One and a half candles, a damp box of matches, an empty wine bottle, and a half packet of rice lay on a shelf beside the chimney breast; there were no mattresses on the bare boards of the two sleeping platforms, but it would be our home for the night.
After some time a shadow moved across my face. Opening one eye I saw the guardian slip quietly into the hut and was vaguely aware of his bare feet padding on the stone floor. Moments later he reappeared, carrying a flute in his right hand, its silver dazzling in the sunshine. Choosing a rocky perch above the nearest small lake twenty paces from Alan and me, he settled cross-legged, like a bearded maestro facing an audience full of expectation. I nudged Alan, and when he opened his eyes I nodded towards the flautist, who now had our undivided attention.
An air of calm emanated from the team; they were professional, unflustered, deliberate in their movements. Each one knew his role, so three helmeted climbers roped up, switched on headtorches, and with a final word of instruction from their leader, set off in the now damp, cloud-wrapped darkness towards the unseen mountain—the mountain affectionately known to local climbers as Jean-Pierre. A walkie-talkie crackled. Someone lit a cigarette; its glow penetrated the gloom. As the minutes ticked by disembodied voices could be heard— one at the foot of the mountain; the other high, distant and trembling.
Absolute Honour (Jack Absolute Series, Book 3) by C. C. Humphreys