Spain, The victorious French have overrun the country The Spanish armies are no , and only the guerrilleros are left to wage war against overwhelming numbersWelshman Arthur Cadoc, stranded in the chaos of war and still wearing the green jacket of the th Rifles, now fights for the charismatic Spanish Colonel, Antonio Rai Herrero, who wants nothing than to unite his countrymen against the ruthless invaders and avenge the death of his wife and childrenWhen a British exploring officer reveals that a traitor working for the French plans to eliminate the partisan leaders, Cadoc is plunged pell mell into the guerrilla the little war With only his training, wits and his trusty Baker rifle, Cadoc proves that as a Rifleman of the legendary th Rifles, he is not only a daring and a deadly marksman, but a man born for fighting against the oddsMarksman is an authentic historical story set during the Peninsular War, the fourth novella in The Soldier Chronicles seriesOne target One shot One kill


10 thoughts on “Marksman

  1. Hunter Jones Hunter Jones says:

    Good read for historical fiction lovers.


  2. Daniel Johnson Daniel Johnson says:

    The fourth story in the on going series, but again not set in any order first one was 1798, second 1799 1800, third was 1794 and MARKSMAN is 1810.Different lives, different times excellently written.I received this as a promo to read and review by the author.Its set during the Peninsula War where Rifleman Arthur Cadoc of the 95th Rifles, abandoned by the army after Corunna, has fallen in with a band of partisans led by a Colonel Herrero.Cadoc is a great character, tough, loyal, no nonsense, The fourth story in the on going series, but again not set in any order first one was 1798, second 1799 1800, third was 1794 and MARKSMAN is 1810.Different lives, different times excellently written.I received this as a promo to read and review by the author.Its set during the Peninsula War where Rifleman Arthur Cadoc of the 95th Rifles, abandoned by the army after Corunna, has fallen in with a band of partisans led by a Colonel Herrero.Cadoc is a great character, tough, loyal, no nonsense, a man to have on your side and he can take care of himself from the 95th army doctrines From the very first moment he touches another Baker rifle, we understand his love for the weapon He is a true rifleman at heart He refuses to change clothes, preferring to continue to wear his green jacket uniform despite his erstwhile AWOL status He even declares to Herrero that he ll be buried in it.The thing I like about David Cook is that his characterisations, are as ever, wonderful Cadoc, the very able precicion shot killer, is fleshed out, Herrero with his personal tragedies is well drawn, not too comic book in its execution, but others are in the fold and not too cardboardy The antagonist also excels, but this is Cadoc s tale and he steals the show Early 19th C Spain is vividly portrayed and the little nuggets of historical knowledge bring the period fully to life.A jolly good read and another excellent addition to the new military historical series


  3. D.K. Cassidy D.K. Cassidy says:

    Marksman is the fourth outing in The Soldier Chronicles historical series by David Cook.Again, the attention to detail is superb, and Cook really is in control of his material The scene is brilliantly set and brought vividly to life so that you feel as though you re fighting alongside Rifleman Cadoc in early nineteenth century Spain.Cadoc is a tough, squat, brute of a man and demonstrates his skill as one of Wellington s famous sharpshooters during a tense skirmish with French Dragoons The sto Marksman is the fourth outing in The Soldier Chronicles historical series by David Cook.Again, the attention to detail is superb, and Cook really is in control of his material The scene is brilliantly set and brought vividly to life so that you feel as though you re fighting alongside Rifleman Cadoc in early nineteenth century Spain.Cadoc is a tough, squat, brute of a man and demonstrates his skill as one of Wellington s famous sharpshooters during a tense skirmish with French Dragoons The story is simple enough French are trying to eliminate Cadoc s Spanish friend, a leader of a group of partisans when they discover a traitor in their midst With guns blazing the action is relentless until the betrayer is finally apprehended.It is stirring stuff, and few writers are better qualified than Cook to do justice to the period A thoroughly good read and if you like great characterization, action, intrigue and a love of history, then this is one to add to your collection


  4. Janet E. Janet E. says:

    If you love historical fiction, you ll not want to miss Marksman Although it s number four in its series, you ll still have a wonderful read.France overwhelms Spain, and French overruns the country Spanish guerrilleros are the only ones left to fight back against overwhelming numbers.A Welshman, Arthur Cadoc, finds himself stranded in the chaos Although he still still wears the green of the 95th Rifles, he now fights for the charismatic Spanish Colonel, Antonio Rai Herrero.A book for soldi If you love historical fiction, you ll not want to miss Marksman Although it s number four in its series, you ll still have a wonderful read.France overwhelms Spain, and French overruns the country Spanish guerrilleros are the only ones left to fight back against overwhelming numbers.A Welshman, Arthur Cadoc, finds himself stranded in the chaos Although he still still wears the green of the 95th Rifles, he now fights for the charismatic Spanish Colonel, Antonio Rai Herrero.A book for soldiers and lovers of courage


  5. Jennifer Theriot Jennifer Theriot says:

    Good historical read.


  6. Elodie Parkes Elodie Parkes says:

    Great read for lovers of historical fiction.


  7. Susan Tarr Susan Tarr says:

    Well researched historic novel My favorite type of read.


  8. Jana Petken Jana Petken says:

    This great author never fails to supply a great historical war story


  9. gerald morson gerald morson says:

    A great readRifleman cradoc is a tale of fiction ,but it covered all the brave men of the 95 th, looking forward to the next book


  10. Geoff Ridgeley Geoff Ridgeley says:

    I really enjoyed this novella something is different than the others cocky, tough Welsh Rifleman up against sinister Spanish Partisans and battle hardened French Dragoons What s not to love There isn t a great deal of a story other than lots of fighting, but it does weave nicely along so that as the story draws to a climax there is a conclusion and its nicely done Also Welsh shooting legend Arthur Cadoc is an interesting character who is nicely fleshed out I have read the similarities to I really enjoyed this novella something is different than the others cocky, tough Welsh Rifleman up against sinister Spanish Partisans and battle hardened French Dragoons What s not to love There isn t a great deal of a story other than lots of fighting, but it does weave nicely along so that as the story draws to a climax there is a conclusion and its nicely done Also Welsh shooting legend Arthur Cadoc is an interesting character who is nicely fleshed out I have read the similarities to Rifleman Dodd, C S Forester s character who was a Rifleman stranded by battle and working with the Spanish guerrilleros, However, I have read the story and that s the only similarity The two stories are different.Looking forward to another tale of Rifleman Cadoc