Winner of the CWA Endeavour Dagger for Best Historical Novel 2017
India, 1919. Desperate for a fresh start, Captain Sam Wyndham arrives to take up an important post in Calcutta’s police force.
He is soon called to the scene of a horrifying murder. The victim was a senior official, and a note in his mouth warns the British to leave India – or else.
With the stability of the Empire under threat, Wyndham and Sergeant ‘Surrender-not’ Banerjee must solve the case quickly. But there are some who will do anything to stop them…
WATERSTONES’ THRILLER OF THE MONTH MAY 2017
SUNDAY TIMES CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH MAY 2017
SHORTLISTED FOR THE THEAKSTONS OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2018
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‘An exceptional historical crime novel’
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