**SELECTED AS WATERSTONES' THRILLER OF THE MONTH 2017****WINNER OF THE CWA ENDEAVOUR HISTORICAL DAGGER 2017**** CHOSEN AS SUNDAY TIMES CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH 2017****SHORTLISTED FOR THE THEAKSTONS OLD PECULIER CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2018**'An exceptional historical crime novel' C.J.
SansomIndia, 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... 'A thought-provoking rollercoaster' Ian Rankin'Highly entertaining...set in a Calcutta so convincingly evoked that readers will find sweat bursting from their foreheads' Daily TelegraphIf you enjoyed A Rising Man, the second Sam Wyndham mystery, A Necessary Evil, is available now.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/05/2017
- Category: Historical mysteries
- ISBN: 9781784701345
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