In October 1863, Ian Steele, having taken on the identity of Captain Samuel Forbes, is fighting the Pashtun on the north-west frontier in India.
Half a world away, the real Samuel Forbes is a lieutenant in the 3rd New York Volunteers and is facing the Confederates at the Battle of Mission Ridge in Tennessee. Neither is aware their lives will change beyond recognition in the year to come.
In London, Ella, the love of Ian’s life, is unhappily married to Count Nikolai Kasatkin. As their relationship sours further, she tries to reclaim the son she and Ian share, but Nikolai makes a move that sees the boy sent far from Ella’s reach.
As 1864 dawns, Ian is posted to the battlefields of the Waikato in New Zealand, where he comes face to face with an old nemesis. As the ten-year agreement between Steele and Forbes nears its end, their foe is desperate to catch them out and cruel all their hopes for the future…
Peter Watt has been a full time author for the last 20 years, with over 20 books to his name and over half a million copies sold in Australia and New Zealand. Watt is a former soldier who volunteers for six months of the year with the Rural Fire service in the Northern River region of New South Wales.
Known for his historic fiction series, he draws upon his own experiences and extensive research to create captivating stories and characters within real world events.
Image: The Queen’s Captain – courtesy of Pan Macmillan Australia