The Strangler VineBook - 2015 | First U.S. edition.
"India, 1837. William Avery is a young soldier with few prospects except rotting away in campaigns in India; Jeremiah Blake is a secret political agent gone native, a genius at languages and disguises, disenchanted with the whole ethos of British rule, but who cannot resist the challenge of an unresolved mystery. What starts as a wild goose chase for this unlikely pair--trying to track down a missing writer who lifts the lid on Calcutta society--becomes very much more sinister as Blake and Avery get sucked into the mysterious Thuggee cult and its even more ominous suppression"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2015.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Branch Call Number: FIC CARTER
Characteristics: xiii, 369 pages : maps ; 24 cm
From Library Staff
This great piece of adventure fiction set in 1830s India is also a subtle condemnation of the British colonial empire. Lots of fun for any historical fiction fan. Recommended by Jennifer K.
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