10 November 2006

Honourable Company by Allan Mallinson

The second book about (now) Captain Hervey has him appointed aide-de-camp to the Duke of Wellington and immediately sent to India on a secret mission.

Happily, he turns out to be absolutely terrible as a secret agent, making his general competence at everything else bearable.

The story itself involves intrigues between some Indian states and the British East India Company, which our hero (needless to say) ends up in the middle of.

Good stuff all round.

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