Captain Rudolph Von Ratzlaff and First Lieutenant Mathias Hofmann met eighteen months before in a tavern. The lust was mutual for each man. They have decided to make a life together, but all goes wrong when Mathias shows up at Rudolph's tent. Rudolph doesn't remember their past together or even meeting Mathias. Will Rudolph gain his memory back and will Mathias be there for the long haul? When a former lover of Rudolph's enters the scene will Mathias give up or will he fight for his love?
Muffled Drums was an OK historical military story, but seemed a bit stilted and off pace at times. Still it had an interesting plot and historical background.
They met in a port-side tavern, their lust-filled moments stolen from days of marching and madness. After eighteen months, Captain Rudolph von Ratzlaff and First Lieutenant Mathias Hofmann have decided to run away from everything they hold dear. Resigning their commissions is social suicide, but there's no other choice. Someone will eventually see Rudolph's partiality toward Mathias.
Now their plans have gone horribly awry... When Mathias goes to Rudolph's tent after their last battle, his lover looks at him without a hint of recognition. Mathias can hardly believe the man he knew is gone. He wants to fill in so many of Rudolph's missing memories, but the doctor says a shock could result in permanent damage. The pain of seeing Rudolph on a daily basis, when Rudolph doesn't remember their love, is excruciating. Now Mathias must decide whether he wants to fight for the man he loves or forget him completely...