The Damascened Blade

The Damascened Blade

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Random House, Inc.
In her acclaimed mysteries set in the age of the British Raj, Barbara Cleverly brilliantly captures a fascinating collision of cultures against a backdrop of jasmine-scented nights and neatly trimmed English gardens. In her gripping new novel, the author of The Last Kashmiri Rose and Ragtime in Simla transports us to the remote and exotic setting of India’s North-West Frontier, where a group of travelers is swept into a spellbinding drama of kidnapping, vengeance, and murder.

Scotland Yard Detective Joe Sandilands has been given the unenviable mission of guarding a spirited young American woman with far more wealth than sense. Lily Coblenz, accompanied by a cunning businessman, a woman doctor, and two quarreling military strategists, expects the adventure of a lifetime when she arrives at a remote British outpost. But when the son of a Pathan tribal leader is discovered dead, Sandilands, a decorated war veteran, knows that his mission to protect Lily has suddenly taken a startling new turn that may bring them all to the brink of war.

Now, from the far reaches of an empire, Joe Sandilands must separate lies from truths, innocents from killers—and find the one person with a desperate motive for murder and the key to India’s destiny.

Baker & Taylor
During a visit to an old army friend, James Lindsay, commander of the British army's fort at Gor Khatri on the Afghan border, Joe Sandilands becomes caught up in a murder plot with reverberations in the past, when a Pathan prince is killed, hostages are seized, and Joe and his companion are given one week to identify and arrest the killer before the frontier is engulfed in violence. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Joe Sandilands becomes caught up in a murder plot with reverberations in the past when a Pathan prince is killed, hostages are seized, and Joe is given one week to identify the killer before the frontier is engulfed in violence.

Publisher: New York : Delta Trade Pbks., 2005, c2003
ISBN: 9780385339506
038533950X
Branch Call Number: M CLEVERLY
Characteristics: 304 p. ; 21 cm

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maipenrai
Jun 10, 2017

Interesting mystery series set in India during British rule in the 1920's. Recommend! bookwoman & Abby Tabby

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pitkerro
Feb 04, 2012

The Northwest Frontier/Afghanistan - history records that nothing changes. Let it be.

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