An Act of Courage - Matthew Hervey, Bk 7 Author:Allan Mallinson The seventh novel in the acclaimed and bestselling Matthew Hervey series finds Hervey alone and a prisoner in the fortress of Badajos on the Spanish border. — While Hervey -- taken captive in the final pages of The Sabre's Edge -- plans his escape from the Spanish, his memories turn to 1812 when, as a young cornet, he was part of Wellington... more »39;s victorious army as it pushed its way north through Spain towards the Pyrenees. But first the British had to storm the fortress where he is imprisoned now: Badajos -- a fortress of huge strategic importance -- where French resistance was at its most fierce and most bloody.« less
Not as good as the rest of Hervey's adventures. It is somewhat bogged down with politics, his love life (if you can call it that), and his imprisonment. This gives him time to recall his adventures in past Spanish campaigns but even that somewhat drags.
Fortunately for Hervey, a good deed done years ago helps him escape his present woes.