Jack Lark

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 289 ratings

The Scarlet Thief Summary

1854: The banks of the Alma River, Crimean Peninsular. The Redcoats stagger to a bloody halt. The men of the King's Royal Fusiliers are in terrible trouble, ducking and twisting as the storm of shot, shell, and bullet tear through their ranks.

Officer Jack Lark has to act immediately and decisively. His life and the success of the campaign depend on it. But does he have the mettle, the officer qualities that are the life blood of the British Army? From a poor background Lark has risen through the ranks by stealth and guile and now he faces the ultimate test....

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  • Book 1

    • The Scarlet Thief

    • By: Paul Fraser Collard
    • Narrated by: Dudley Hinton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    1854: The banks of the Alma River, Crimean Peninsular. The Redcoats stagger to a bloody halt. The men of the King's Royal Fusiliers are in terrible trouble, ducking and twisting as the storm of shot, shell, and bullet tear through their ranks. Officer Jack Lark has to act immediately and decisively. His life and the success of the campaign depend on it. But does he have the mettle, the officer qualities that are the life blood of the British Army? From a poor background Lark has risen through the ranks by stealth and guile and now he faces the ultimate test....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Its Not Sharpe, Its different

    • By Ian on 12-07-16

    Regular price: £17.99

  • Book 2

    • The Maharajah's General

    • By: Paul Fraser Collard
    • Narrated by: Dudley Hinton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    A riveting tale of battle and adventure in a brutal land, where loyalty and courage are constantly challenged and the enemy is never far away. Jack Lark barely survived the Battle of the Alma. As the brutal fight raged, he discovered the true duty that came with the officer's commission he'd taken. In hospital, wounded, and with his stolen life left lying on the battlefield, he grasps a chance to prove himself a leader once more. Poor Captain Danbury is dead, but Jack will travel to his new regiment in India, under his name.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Jamie on 22-06-16

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 3

    • The Devil's Assassin

    • Jack Lark, Book 3
    • By: Paul Fraser Collard
    • Narrated by: Dudley Hinton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    The bold hero of The Scarlet Thief and The Maharajah's General in an exhilarating and dangerous new adventure. Bombay, 1857. Jack Lark is living precariously as an officer when his heroic but fraudulent past is discovered by the devil - Major Ballard, the army's intelligence officer. Ballard is gathering a web of information to defend the British Empire, and he needs a man like Jack on his side.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fast moving intriguing tale

    • By I on 15-04-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 4

    • The Lone Warrior

    • Jack Lark, Book 4
    • By: Paul Fraser Collard
    • Narrated by: Dudley Hinton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Jack Lark, once the Scarlet Thief, has fought hard for his freedom. But will he risk it all to do the right thing? Bombay, 1857. India is simmering with discontent, and Jack Lark, honourably discharged from the British army, aims to take the first ship back to England. But before he leaves, he cannot resist the adventure of helping a young woman escape imprisonment in a gaming house. He promises to escort Aamira home, but they arrive in Delhi just as the Indian Mutiny explodes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Up there with the best

    • By George J. on 16-02-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 5

    • The Last Legionnaire

    • Jack Lark, Book 5
    • By: Paul Fraser Collard
    • Narrated by: Dudley Hinton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    London, 1859. After years of fighting for Queen and country, Jack walks back into his mother's East End gin palace a changed man. Haunted by the horrors of battle and the constant fight for survival, he longs for a life to call his own. But the city and its people have altered almost beyond recognition, and Jack cannot see a place for himself there. A desperate moment leaves him indebted to the devil - intelligence officer Major John Ballard, who once again leads Jack to the battlefield with a task he can't refuse.

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 6

    • The True Soldier

    • Jack Lark 6
    • By: Paul Fraser Collard
    • Narrated by: Dudley Hinton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    April, 1861. Jack Lark arrives in Boston as civil war storms across America. A hardened soldier, Jack has always gone where he was ordered to go - and killed the enemy he was ordered to kill. But when he becomes a sergeant for the Union army, he realises that this conflict between North and South is different. Men are choosing to fight - and die - for a cause they believe in. The people of Boston think it will take just one great battle. But with years of experience, Jack knows better.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No Larking about with Jack

    • By KAH on 07-08-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 7

    • The Rebel Killer

    • Jack Lark, Book 7
    • By: Paul Fraser Collard
    • Narrated by: Dudley Hinton
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Jack Lark, once the Scarlet Thief, has abandoned the rolling Virginian hills and is on the run with Rose, an escaped slave girl who is more than his match. Soon he will find his way into the uniform of the Confederate Army in an adventure that will culminate at the Battle of Shiloh - the bloodiest conflict in American history at its time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jack Lark back again

    • By KAH on 15-08-18

    Regular price: £19.99