“Highly entertaining, cleverly executed…[Mallinson’s] deft treatment of the honorable yet never priggish Hervey makes him a hero readers will not only root for but follow into battle.”
Praise for the novels of Allan Mallinson
“A marvelous read, paced like a well-balanced symphony…full of surprises and excitement.”
“First-rate historical fiction.”
“A rousing tale of conspiracy [and] double-crossings…Hervey is an enduring hero.”
A CLOSE RUN THING
“Now at last a highly literate, deeply read cavalry officer of high rank shows one the nature of horse-borne warfare….Colonel Mallinson’s A Close Run Thing is very much to be welcomed.”
–Patrick O’Brian, late author of the Aubrey-Maturin series
“Stirring…stimulating…entertaining…a richness of detail.”
“A rousing…tale of valiant heroism and dashing derring-do.”
“Mallinson expertly captures both the glory and the gore of the battlefield in this sweeping saga….An exciting historical adventure steeped in authentic military detail.”
"Mallison has cooked up a hearty, historical stew…"
From the Hardcover edition.