All the usual Sharpe ingredients are present here: war, women, and treachery.
This is the fourth in the series, or at least was the fourth book published. It isn’t the 4th chronologically any more. In this novel, Cornwell has Sharpe run up against Leroux, a French Colonel who has managed to discover the identity of many British informers, including the spymaster El Mirado
I always enjoy reading the Sharpe books, but never find all that much to say afterwards. Fun, a good read, and they always make me think of Sean Bean so they can’t be bad :)