‘There’s trouble in Paris. Bonapartists; plots; sedition. Wellesley needs a man who knows how to fit in. Find out what’s going on. That sort of thing.’
Napoleon is on Elba and Europe is at peace. But there’s no rest for James Burke, His Majesty’s Confidential Agent.
Burke’s mission starts in a bar in Montmartre as he infiltrates the group plotting to assassinate the Duke of Wellington and kill the French king.
Pursuing his most deadly foe yet, he moves from the slums of Paris to the aristocratic salons of Brussels until the final showdown on the field of Waterloo, as French and British armies clash in the defining battle of the age.