'An exceptional historical crime novel' C.J. Sansom'A thought-provoking rollercoaster' Ian RankinIndia, 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... 'One of the most exciting debut novels I've read in years'Val McDermid'Highly entertaining...set in a Calcutta so convincingly evoked that readers will find sweat bursting from their foreheads'Daily Telegraph'This vivid murder mystery moves at breakneck speeds'Sunday Times'Intoxicating... utterly captivating'Daily MailSHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA GOLD AND ENDEAVOUR HISTORICAL DAGGERS If you enjoyed A Rising Man, the second Sam Wyndham mystery, A Necessary Evil, is available now.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/05/2017
- Category: Historical mysteries
- ISBN: 9781784701345
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