(From the publisher):
It is the summer of 1806 and Napoleon Bonaparte's Grande Armeé is poised upon the brink of war. But this is no ordinary crusade. Having crushed the forces of Austria and Russia the year before, Bonaparte now seeks to avenge the French Army's annihilation by Frederick the Great's Prussian forces in 1757. When Prussia refuses to comply with Bonaparte's demands that they surrender and form an alliance against England, war becomes inevitable.
Sergeant Alain Lausard and his war-weary squadron of dragoons have been through many epic battles under Napoleon's command and would do anything for their great leader. But as they prepare to enter into yet another bloody campaign, their loyalties are stretched to the limit with the arrival of the ruthless Captain Barthez. Determined to acquire France's most prestigious military decoration, the Légion d'honneur, Barthez will go to any lengths to claim it, even if it means endangering his own men in the process.
When the French gain overwhelming victories against Prussia at Jena and Auerstadt, it looks like another formality in Napoleon's ceaseless quest for European domination. But as the campaign wears on, it becomes incresingly clear that Lausard and his men are in constant peril from Captain Barthez's fanatical pursuit of his medal. A pursuit that ultimately threatens all their lives...
Original title: Bonaparte's Avengers
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Military and Naval Adventure
Fiction→ Historical→ European→ France