A rousing first person story of the Napoleonic wars reminds one a lot of Leonard Wibberly's historical adventures. Centered aroung young Dick Wenting as narrator it is an ""inside account"" of the capture of the Society of Foxes, a group of French spies operating as highwaymen in England and commanded by an Englishmen. From his job as potboy at a Gravesend inn, Dick joins the Dover Mail- an often raided outfit, and works with his coachman friend Tom. Happenings thick and fast soon put Dick in a position to go to France as a spy for Nelson, and as such he routes out the real villain Sir Robert Repleven who had once brought about the death of his own father. Dick's satisfaction is doubled and the reader's guaranteed. Good detail.