Sharpe's Revenge (1997)

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Sharpe prepares to fight in a battle near Toulouse, with final victory over Napoleon and the French very close. He promises his wife Jane that he will return to her immediately after the battle and leaves her a letter giving her power of attorney over his fortune of some 10,000 guineas. During the battle, Sharpe encounters Ducos who is there to guard the French Treasury. Sharpe is delayed from returning to Jane when he fights a duel with Colonel Wigram after the latter is insulting about Jane and the war with France is declared over. Egged on by her new friend Lady Molly, Jane returns to England and draws out all of Sharpe's money and begins to fritter it on a house and clothes. Meanwhile, Ducos runs off with the treasure, killing two men and framing Sharpe for the deed. Sharpe is arrested and faces a tribunal, but Harper helps him to escape with Captain Frederickson so that they can find a French officer called Maillot in Normandy, who is supposed to have been a witness. However, Ducos' men reach Maillot first and murder him, again trying to implicate Sharpe. Maillot's sister Lucille shoots Sharpe but Frederickson persuades her of their innocence in her brother's murder. She tends and shelters them, and Frederickson falls in love with her. Meanwhile in London, Jane has heard about Sharpe's arrest and she starts an affair with Lord John Rossendale, encouraged by Lady Molly. Harper discovers what is happening and on his return to Normandy lies badly to Sharpe who guesses what his wife has done. Already attracted to each other he and Lucille begin an affair, which causes Frederickson to be hurt and upset. Sharpe, Harper and Frederickson join forces with ex-General Calvet and his men, who have been searching for the stolen treasure, and attack Ducos in the fortress in Naples to which he has fled. They succeed in recovering the treasure and shooting Ducos, and at his tribunal Sharpe is exonerated.

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