By Bernard Cornwell
A copperhead is a turncoat --" a northerner who sympathises with the South. Captain Nate Starbuck, pressured out of his loved Legion by means of the enmity of its founder, basic Washington Faulconer, turns into stuck up in a perilous double online game of espionage.
A copperhead is a turncoat --" a northerner who sympathises with the South. Captain Nate Starbuck, pressured out of his cherished Legion by way of the enmity of its founder, common Washington Faulconer, turns into stuck up in a perilous double online game of espionage.
He is given no selection yet to commute from a jail phone in Richmond, Virginia, to the key centre of the excessive Northen command in a determined try to thwart Yankee approach which threatens to crush the South.
Starbuck performs a tricky and complicated online game of bluff and betrayal in a winner-takes-all attempt to save lots of his personal existence and go back to the Legion --" yet at a excessive price to his own loyalties as a chum and a guy of battle.
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