• "What is left to be said about Allan Mallinson? Only this perhaps: he has done for the British army what C.S. Forester and Patrick O'Brian did for the royal navy, and his novels are every bit as addictive as theirs... <i>On His Majesty's Service</i> is the tenth of his Matthew Hervey novels... Splendid, irresistible stuff, and not for addicts only"