Captain Adam Horne is sent on a new mission with his motley yet loyal band of ex-convict fighters: he must proceed as a passenger to Madagascar where he will receive further instructions. The war against the French is at stalemate; the British Chiefs of Staff are looking for an ‘unofficial’ means of reactivating the conflict in India – and who better than that quasi-official and expendable band of cut-throats…Captain Adam Horne and the Bombay Marine?