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Rebellion / James McGee.

By: McGee, James, 1950-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: McGee, James, Matthew Hawkwood: 04.; McGee, James, Matthew Hawkwood: 4.; Matthew Hawkwood: bk. 4.; Matthew Hawkwood: 4.Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 2010Description: 522 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780007320240 (hbk.); 0007320248 (hbk.).Subject(s): Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821 -- Fiction | Hawkwood, Matthew (fictitious character) -- Fiction | Peace officers -- England -- London -- Fiction | Intelligence officers -- Fiction | Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Secret service -- Fiction | London (England) -- History -- 1800-1950 -- Fiction | Paris (France) -- History -- 1799-1815 -- Fiction | France -- History -- 1789-1815 -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Thrillers (Fiction)DDC classification: Rental Fiction
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October 1812: Britain and France are still at war. France is engaged on two battle fronts - Spain and Russia - and her civilians are growing weary of the fight. Rebellion is brewing. Since Napoleon Bonaparte appointed himself as First Consul, there have been several attempts to either kill or overthrow him. All have failed, so far... Meanwhile in London, Bow Street Runner Matthew Hawkwood has been seconded to the foreign arm of the Secret Service. There, he meets the urbane Henry Brooke, who tells him he's to join a colleague in Paris on a special mission. Brooke's agent has come up with a daring plan and he needs Hawkwood's help to put it into action. If the plan is successful it could lead to a negotiated peace treaty between France and the allies. Failure would mean prison, torture and a meeting with the guillotine...
Subject: October 1812: Britain and France are still at war. France is engaged on two battle fronts - Spain and Russia - and her civilians are growing weary of the fight. Rebellion is brewing. Since Napoleon Bonaparte appointed himself as First Consul, there have been several attempts to either kill or overthrow him. All have failed - so far. Meanwhile in London, former soldier Matthew Hawkwood has been seconded to the foreign arm of the Secret Service. There, he meets the urbane Henry Brooke, who tells him he's to join a colleague in Paris on a special mission. If the plan is successful it could lead to a negotiated peace treaty between France and the allies. Failure would mean prison, torture and a meeting with the guillotine!
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October 1812. Napoleon and his Grand Army have advanced to the gates of Moscow. Meanwhile in London, former soldier Matthew Hawkwood finds himself seconded to a shadowy Home Office department. His chequered past makes him dangerous and unpredictable, but his superiors think he is perfect for a crucial mission.

October 1812: Britain and France are still at war. France is engaged on two battle fronts - Spain and Russia - and her civilians are growing weary of the fight. Rebellion is brewing. Since Napoleon Bonaparte appointed himself as First Consul, there have been several attempts to either kill or overthrow him. All have failed, so far... Meanwhile in London, Bow Street Runner Matthew Hawkwood has been seconded to the foreign arm of the Secret Service. There, he meets the urbane Henry Brooke, who tells him he's to join a colleague in Paris on a special mission. Brooke's agent has come up with a daring plan and he needs Hawkwood's help to put it into action. If the plan is successful it could lead to a negotiated peace treaty between France and the allies. Failure would mean prison, torture and a meeting with the guillotine...

October 1812: Britain and France are still at war. France is engaged on two battle fronts - Spain and Russia - and her civilians are growing weary of the fight. Rebellion is brewing. Since Napoleon Bonaparte appointed himself as First Consul, there have been several attempts to either kill or overthrow him. All have failed - so far. Meanwhile in London, former soldier Matthew Hawkwood has been seconded to the foreign arm of the Secret Service. There, he meets the urbane Henry Brooke, who tells him he's to join a colleague in Paris on a special mission. If the plan is successful it could lead to a negotiated peace treaty between France and the allies. Failure would mean prison, torture and a meeting with the guillotine!

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