'An exceptional historical crime novel' C.J. Sansom
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 left 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...
** CHOSEN BY THE TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB AS ONE OF TOP 40 BOOKS OF LAST FIVE YEARS**
**WINNER OF THE CWA ENDEAVOUR HISTORICAL DAGGER **
'A thought-provoking rollercoaster' Ian Rankin
‘This brilliant mingling of real history and fictional invention kicks off a series that does for the Raj what Philip Kerr did for the Reich’ The Times/Sunday Times Crime Club
'Highly entertaining...set in a Calcutta so convincingly evoked that readers will find sweat bursting from their foreheads' Daily Telegraph
If you enjoyed A Rising Man, further books in the Sam Wyndham series are available now:
A Necessary Evil
Smoke and Ashes
Death in the East
A journey into the dark underbelly of the British Raj... a cracking debut
Splendid...Captain Sam Wyndham is a winning creation
[A] terrific first novel...Mukherjee’s descriptions of Calcutta under the Raj are vivid, while Wyndham’s position as a newcomer with fresh eyes works brilliantly
Enthralling... The investigation sends Wyndham and his Bengali assistant on a whirlwind circuit of the city
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