The blooding of Jack Absolute: A Novel
Amongst the debauched aristocracy of eighteenth-century London, life is easy for the handsome young Jack Absolute. The only risks he faces appear on the cricket field, in the billiard hall, or in the boudoirs of the city's courtesans. Yet despite his carousing, he hopes for something more, and plans to give it all up for college in Cambridge and a promising career. His future success is assured, as long as he can stay out of trouble for one more night. . . . Which is, of course, impossible. His fortunes forever altered by one tragic evening, Jack sets out to find a different sort of fortune in the New World. He soon discovers a life far different from what he experienced in the taverns of London. And the lessons he's about to learn on the battlefield and in the dense forests of Indian territory promise not financial success, but something much more important: survival. But to survive, he must first learn to kill. To come of age, Jack must be blooded. Through bloody duels, battles, frantic escapes, and a brutal winter in the wilds of the new continent, this smashing prequel to last year's acclaimed Jack Absolute tells the story of how this irresistible hero earned his reputation as the red-coated James Bond (Books in Canada).
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|display_description||Before he can become a man, he must first learn to kill... London: 1759: Life is easy for Jack Absolute, a young raconteur loved by the ladies and envied by his schoolmates. With a place secured at university and a baronetcy at hand, his future seems bright-if he can just stay out of trouble. But when Jack is caught read-handed with a powerful lord's mistress, his good fortune is destroyed, forcing him to seek a new fate in the dangerous New World during the brutal Frecn and Indian Wars. There, marooned amid hostile Indians and fierce colonial rivalries, the bawdy schoolboy disappears and a man emerges. Jack's survival depends on winning the friendship and help of the natives, but those come at a high price. In order to become the man they could eventually trust, Jack Absolute must first be blooded. And in order to be blooded, he must do the unfathomable. He must learn to kill. The gripping prequel in C.C. Humphrey's riveting historical series, The Blooding of Jack Absolute sweeps readers into the ruthless wilds of North America and tracks the stunning transformation of a young dreamer into a daring, larger-than-life hero.|
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|record_details||hoopla:MWT11432223|eBook|eBook||English|Sourcebooks Inc,|2013.|1 online resource, ils:.b16945001|Book|Books|1st U.S. ed.|English|Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press,|2007.|311 p. : map ; 22 cm.|
|series||Jack Absolute novels|
|series_with_volume||Jack Absolute novels|Prequel|
|subject_facet||Action & Adventure, Anglo-French War, 1755-1763 -- Fiction, Bildungsromans, British -- North America -- Fiction, Electronic books, Espionage, Historical, Historical fiction|
|title_display||The blooding of Jack Absolute|
|title_full||The blooding of Jack Absolute / C. C. Humphreys, The blooding of jack absolute. A Novel [electronic resource] / C.c. Humphreys|
|title_short||The blooding of Jack Absolute|
|topic_facet||Action & Adventure, Anglo-French War, 1755-1763, British, Electronic books, Espionage, Historical|