Spain, March 1811
Cadiz is under siege - the last city standing in France's conquest of Spain. So Captain Richard Sharpe must navigate the spymasters and murderous factions within its walls - and see off deadly threats from more than one enemy.
Deserted by their ailing Spanish allies, the British are heavily outnumbered as they prepare to halt the French at Barrosa - their last chance of liberating the fortress city of Cadiz. And ready to face his old enemy in battle is Sharpe . . .