By Cecilia Grant
Release Date: May 29, 2012
Will Blackshear, a survivor of Quatre Bras and Waterloo, is a man with a purpose. Feeling morally responsible for the death of a man under his command, he commits himself to providing for the man’s widow and child. He uses the greater part of what he received from selling his commission, but to make full provision and keep another promise, he needs another three thousand pounds. He decides gambling will be the best way to get the money. He is pleased with the two hundred pounds he wins one evening, but then he loses a hundred and eighty pounds to the mistress of another player. Will is convinced she cheated.