This is the fifth entry in the Richard Sharpe series and the first I had read in quite some time. Cornwell is one of the best at action-adventure historical fiction and this book did not disappoint. The story has Sharpe working covertly for the British on a mission in Denmark during the English wars with the French. There is gallantry, death, and a beautiful woman as in all of these stories. It was a fun read and I look forward to the next in the series.