Pub Date 03 Apr 2018
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India, 1920. Captain Wyndham and Sergeant Banerjee of the Calcutta Police Force investigate the dramatic assassination of a Maharajah's son, in the sequel to A Rising Man.
The fabulously wealthy kingdom of Sambalpore is home to tigers, elephants, diamond mines, and the beautiful Palace of the Sun. But when the heir to the throne is assassinated in the presence of Captain Sam Wyndham and Sergeant 'Surrender-Not' Banerjee, they discover a kingdom riven with suppressed conflict. Prince Adhir was a modernizer whose attitudes—and romantic relationships—may have upset the more religious elements of his country, while his brother—now in line to the throne—appears to be a feckless playboy.
As Wyndham and Banerjee desperately try to unravel the mystery behind the assassination, they become entangled in a dangerous world where those in power live by their own rules—and those who cross their paths pay with their lives. They must find a murderer, before the murderer finds them.
About the Author: Abir Mukherjee has spent the last twenty years working in finance. A Rising Man, his debut novel, won the Harvill Secker/Daily Telegraph crime writing competition and is the first in a new series starring Captain Sam Wyndham and 'Surrender-Not' Banerjee. He is married with two small children and lives in London.
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Praise for A Rising Man:
"An enthralling debut." -Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review
"A thought-provoking rollercoaster." -Ian Rankin, The Guardian
"An exceptionally good, and original, historical crime novel."-C. J. Sansom
"This stirring, entertaining first mystery bursts with lively, colorful historical details about colonial Calcutta. A fine start to a new crime series." -Library Journal (starred; Debut of the Month)
"A terrific first novel. Mukherjee's descriptions of Calcutta under the Raj are vivid. Works brilliantly." -The Sunday Times (London)