The Damascened Blade combines attention to colourful historical detail with a modern rendition of the classical mystery novel. (Peter Guttridge, Observer
Solidly plotted . . . with lots of energy and all period accoutrements up to scratch and true to the Raj. (Philip Oakes, Literary Review
On a welcome break from his policing duties, Joe Sandilands is visiting his old army friend, James Lindsay, commander of the British army's front line fort at Gor Khatri on the Afghan border. An uneasy peace is in operation, but into this situation is injected an ill-assorted group of visitors to the fort.