Philip McCutchan avec Subaltern's Choice (James Ogilvie Book 6) (English Edition)The men of the 114th Queen’s Own Royal Strathspeys are posted in Peshawar, an outpost of the British Raj near the North-West Frontier.
But word comes that trouble is brewing in the region, and that the princeling Jahangir Khan – who has the support of the British - may need the army’s assistance.
The pressure on the brave Strasthspeys begins to mount after a fact-finding patrol led by zealous new subaltern Hamish Dewar goes disastrously wrong: he is the only survivor.
Now Captain James Ogilvie’s regiment has a clear duty to defend their honour and protect Jahangir Khan by marching to the nearest city of Kalandabad.
There they meet more than they bargained for: angry natives and what may be even worse: a city riddled with cholera.
As the army’s leaders one by one begin to fall prey to the dread disease, reinforcements fail to arrive and the situation becomes ever more desperate, it is left to the cool head and bravery of Ogilvie to try to steer the Strathspeys through what is looking like their darkest hour.
He is not helped by hot-headed Hamish Dewar, whose foolhardiness and lack of diplomacy only make things worse.
Then Dewar commits an action so foolish, he is forced into making the ultimate Subaltern’s Choice.
‘Subaltern’s Choice’ is the next thrilling historical adventure story in the James Ogilvie series. It was originally published under the pen name Duncan MacNeil.
Praise for Philip McCutchan:
"His character conflicts are well organised." — Daily Telegraph
"A most exciting successor to his first novel — and it is just as rugged." — The Times, Hamilton, New Zealand
Philip McCutchan (1920-1996) grew up in the naval atmosphere of Portsmouth Dockyard and developed a lifetime's interest in the sea. Military history was an early interest resulting in several fiction books, from amongst his large output, about the British Army and its campaigns, especially in the last 150 years.