A triumphant addition to the British war novel genre
1879: South Africa. Captain Carew of the British army narrowly escapes with his life during the Zulu wars having been rescued by Sergeant McBride. They fight their bloody way from Rorkes Drift to Ulundi battling enemies on both sides.
Carew and McBride are sent on a special mission to Lahore which for the last 19 years had been under the British Raj.
The mission? Young white virgins are missing and Carew has to find out who is behind their disappearance. But there are persons unknown that would rather he were not in India and Carew finds Lahore every bit as dangerous as South Africa.
"It is an old fashioned headlong charge of a story. Bone crunching action. Mellow, brassy and vigorous with fast and witty dialogue. Rich in adventure and melancholy. A tale told as if Kipling had returned in today's world with a chip on his shoulder. Painted over a vast canvas. Incredibly this work of 'fiction' is based on actual events from the darkest days of the empire".
T W Johnson. Canadian Book Review
From the pen of Geoff Rouse winner of the BBC scriptwriting award.
'It certainly has all the ingredients necessary for an entertaining read. Brilliantly funny, well researched and thoroughly absorbing Carew is a whirlwind of a novel that anyone interested in history, the army or indeed with a sense of humour will enjoy.'
If you enjoy British historical novels by a cracking British author, you owe it to yourself to download this now!