It is 1814. Rumours abount taht Napoloean has surrended, been murdered, or fled. But beofre the French are finally defeated and Sharpe can lay down his sword, one of the bloodiest conflicts of the war must be fought: the battle for the city of Toulouse.
But Sharpes’s war is not only the battle. accused of stealing Napoleon’s treasure, Sharpe must discover the unknown enemy who has tried to frame him – and his revenge is engenious and devastating.