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Honour redeemed
Connery, Tom, 1944-
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Washington, D.C. : Regnery Pub., 2000.
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328 pages ; 24 cm
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"A Markham of the Marines novel"--Cover.
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Lieutenant George Markham of Her Majesty's Royal Marines has earned his reputation for trouble. So his superiors assign him to a suicide mission battling the French over the island of Corsica. Surrounded by spies, traitors, and rivals, -- including a jealous husband -- Markham's only hope lies in the men under his command, who the top brass believe are the scum of the earth.

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The second (Honour Redeemed) and third (Honour Be Damned) installments of Markham of the Marines are improvements over the series starter, A Shred of Honour [BKL O 1 99]. The setting continues to be the first years of the wars of the French Revolution. Lieutenant George Markham fights two more battles against both the French and his own superiors--one, in Redeemed, on Corsica, and the other, in Be Damned, on the French mainland. The object of the first is to rescue the Corsican hero General Paoli and bring him under British protection; that of the second, pushed by the ambitious Captain Germain, is to rescue an unspecified treasure from an abandoned monastery. In both books Markham proves a master of small-unit tactics and covert cross-country movement, is ably seconded by the mysterious Highland firearms expert Sergeant Rannoch, finds willing women, and encounters historical characters (Nelson, Paoli, Napoleon). In Redeemed Markham is joined by Bellamy, Connery's unidealized portrayal of an educated free black, who proves skilled and useful. In Be Damned, though, Bellamy absconds with some of the treasure and an Ethiopian maidservant to continental Europe, where he won't be judged solely by color. Finally, at the end of Be Damned, Markham is able to dispose of his old nemesis, Fouquert the Jacobin. So far, Connery's series has been an outstanding contribution to Napoleonic war fiction. May it continue. --Roland Green