NEW BOOK - Leopardkill
A thrilling war novel set against the dramatic backdrop of the
Peninsular War that saw a small British force pitched against Napoleon’s
It is Autumn 1808. The French army is gone from Portugal...except for one man. And what he has stolen is deadly secret.
Joshua Lock and Captain the Honourable John Killen pursue the spy deep
into Spain ahead of Sir John Moore’s British army - a force now ordered
to fight the French alongside native troops. But instead of helping
their new allies, the Spaniards seem to have turned against them.
quarry still free, Killen’s discovery of Lock’s affair with a fellow
officer’s wife drives the childhood friends apart as savage winter
storms grip the Galician mountains. With discipline breaking down, and
Spain’s armies in disarray, every man must decide for himself - who is
friend and who is foe? Should the outnumbered, starving British stand
and fight, or run for the sea, and home?
Whilst unbeknown to the
bickering allies, Bonaparte himself is storming through Spain with but a
single purpose...to destroy every ‘mangy English leopard.’
researched to be historically and militarily accurate, this dashing
novel of cavalrymen at war is written by an expert horseman.
About the Author
Hopkins has worked in occupations as diverse as bulk tanker loader and
kitchen designer, but since 2001 has fitted and repaired saddles
A lifelong horse-keeper and long term chair of an
affiliated riding club close to his home in South Wales, his interest in
the cavalrymen who served under the Duke of Wellington originally grew
out of research into saddlery worn by troop horses, for which there are
no surviving patterns.
Leopardkill is his second published novel.
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