Author: John Masters
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0285635522
Gripping drama from the master novelist of the British Raj, it remains as vividly readable as any modern novel of suspense.
Combining the flare of a true story-teller with an intuitive sense of history born of his own deep knowledge and love of India, John Masters re-creates the horror of the Indian Mutiny that was to mark the end of British complacency in the huge subcontinent which they had thought their own. Never again would they feel so secure amid a native population that vastly outnumbered them. The seeds of discontent had been sown, to bear fruit ninety years later in India's painfully won independence.
The bet historical novel about the Indian mutiny that I have ever read. - Sunday Times