For the first time in four years comes a new book in George MacDonald Fraser's long-running series chronicling the adventures of Sir Harry Paget Flashman. Eleventh in the series, Flashman and the Tiger
features not one, but three stories of international intrigue that find the fictional Flashman thrown headlong into historical events around the world.
This time out Flashman is thwarting an attempted assassination of Austria's Emperor Franz Josef ("The Road to Charing Cross"); getting to the bottom of the Tranby Croft gaming scandal–and the Prince of Wales' involvement in it ("The Subtleties of Baccarat"); and, in the title story, impacting the Zulu war while hunting down a longtime enemy. At once meticulously faithful to fact and wildly fanciful, Flashman and the Tiger
is an educational romp through the annals of history; thirty years after he began the series, Fraser is at the top of his game.
"You will learn things and have a lot of fun besides."
--The New York Times
"The delights of these novels can not be overstated."
--San Francisco Chronicle
"The plot is vintage Flashman-history brought to life by Flashman's refreshingly cynical view of humankind, himself included."
--The Boston Globe