'An exceptional historical crime novel' C.J. Sansom
'A thought-provoking rollercoaster' Ian Rankin

India, 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 Mail

SHORTLISTED 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.

  • Vintage
  • Published 4th May 2017
  • 400 Pages
  • 129mm x 198mm x 24mm
  • 277g
  • £8.99