He organizes and controls the swift-moving, exciting narrative with the unobtrusive brilliance of a first-class military strategist. --Observer
Mr Masters s descriptions of the Indian scene are as highly coloured as ever and his narrative as exciting and dashing. --Evening Standard
Simply as gripping exotic tales, his books read splendidly still… but they deserve to be read also as a revelation to the young and a reminder to the old of a vanished world. --The Tablet
About the Author
John Masters was a general in the British Army and served on the North-West frontier.