Rogue by Paul Fraser Collard recounts the early life of roguish hero Jack Lark - dubbed ''Sharpe meets the Talented Mr Ripley''- who will one day become The Scarlet Thief. This series is a must-read for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Simon Scarrow. ''An appealing and formidable hero'' - Sunday Express
As pot boy at his mother''s infamous London gin palace, Jack Lark is no stranger to trouble.
Between dog fights and street scuffles, if he''s not being set upon, he''s starting a brawl himself. But when an unlikely ally draws him from the dark alleys of the East End into the bright lights of a masked ball, he gets a glimpse of another life. That life, once seen, is impossible to forget.
Jack will do anything to outwit, outsmart and escape the cruelty in his own home. He is determined to get out, but what price will he be forced to pay for his freedom?