Archie Dexter is a hedonistic young man, in trouble since the day he was born but now given one final chance of redemption, he is assigned to the staff of Admiral Horatio Nelson no less. In the dangerous days of 1798 he finds himself alone and trapped in Egypt following Napoleon’s invasion. Somehow he will survive to play a pivotal role in Nelson’s famous victory at the Battle of the Nile. Wounded and thrown into captivity it will be many years before he returns to London where as a member of a secretive department of the Aliens Office, Archie battles the increasingly violent French agents plotting and murdering their way across the capital. Together with an oddball assortment of comrades Archie must travel to Spain on a vital mission to rescue an invaluable British spy, the one man capable of enabling Pitt’s government to secure an alliance with any chance of defeating Napoleon. However it is on the streets of London that he will face his sternest test, where failure will force him to choose between the life of his those dearest to him and the King of England himself. Archibald Dexter is a reluctant hero caught up in the turbulent times of the Napoleonic Wars. An Agent of the King is a fast paced, gritty and exciting action thriller that takes the reader on a roller coaster ride through North Africa and Europe via the bordellos, slums and ballrooms of Georgian London.