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Soldier of Fortune review ☆ 109 ´ IT IS 1704 AND EUROPE IS AT WARWith Lord Churchill's rousing words ringing in his ears the courageous young Captain Daniel Rawson embarks on a dangerous mission to lead his men into battle against the French enemy He must succeed at all costs the future of England is at stake But Rawson is the target of the murderIT IS 1704 AND EUROPE IS AT WARWith Lord Churchill's rousing words ringing in his ears the courageous young Captain Daniel Rawson embarks on a dangerous mission to lead his men into battle against the French enemy He must. I really love the Railway detective series This book did not live up to my expectations After an engaging prologue I grew bored with the antics Not my sort of book

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T keep one step ahead of Salignac's brigands and live to fight heroically at the Battle of BlenheimThe author of the bestselling Railway detective series triumphs with this stunning first book in the Captain Rawson series. I picked this up because I really enjoyed Marston's Nicholas Bracewell mystery books The dialogue alone would keep me coming back; I found many of the exchanges between characters to be laugh out loud hilariousUnfortunately I found this first book about the dashing Captain Daniel Rawson spy linguist duellist ladies' man and career soldier to be formulaic Captain Rawson is good at everything except when he's conveniently not and the dialogue while occasionally clever was mostly functional The story moves at a good pace I was not bored but I did not enjoy it nearly as much as I did his Elizabethan period mysteriesMeh front flap jacket copy

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Soldier of FortuneSucceed at all costs the future of England is at stake But Rawson is the target of the murderous General Salignac who will stop at nothing to see his adversary dead As Rawson and his men march across the continent he mus. A little personal background before the review Many years ago my now ex surprised me with a Christmas of her grandfather's first edition of several Horatio Hornblower tales To me to savor the surprise no large exposition dump here I would read one book every December Upon completing those four books I added the missing volume to complete that stage of Hornblower's tale Since then there has been a historical adventure read every December Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe Garry Douglas Kilworth's Fancy Jack Crossman and now the first book in the Daniel Rawson seriesSad to say I doubt that I will revisit the character of Captain Daniel Rawson Personally I find Marston a superior writer to Cornwell but he failed to create interesting characters on either side of the conflict As frustrating as Cornwell's writing might be Sharpe and the many of the supporting characters have at least some depth Forester gives Hornblower some character traitsRawson is nothing than an unbelievable so than some of the others mentioned here soldier and spy He goes from the bed of a general's wife back to England and then on to the campaign of 1705 against the French and Bavarians But nothing much is learned about Rawson the character Marston tries to create what appears to be an ongoing adversary in Charles Catto who pales in comparison to Shapre's HakeswillPoints to Marston for not becoming too bogged down in history and the details of battle an issue I have with Cornwell's WaterlooMy recommendation is you're looking for a land based historical adventure would be Kilworth's Fancy Jack Crossman as of this date Or on the epic side Leon Uris’ Exodus