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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd (1 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0285642626
  • ISBN-13: 978-0285642621
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 251,148 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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To describe a book so nerve-thrilling, so packed with action and incident, so taut with feeling is difficult. --Daily Telegraph

Not many novels so good as this are being written today. --Country Life

Mr Masters s descriptions of the Indian scene are as highly coloured as ever and his narrative as exciting and dashing. --Evening Standard

About the Author

John Masters was a General in the British army and the fifth member of his family to serve in India. After education in England he joined the Fourth Prince of Wales Own Gurkha Rifles and served on the North-West Frontier. During World War II he fought in the Middle East before joining General Wingate s Chindits in Burma. He retired from the army in 1948 and turned to writing.


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Iloved this book,it was recommended by an author of military books ,sadly now dead,whilst travelling in Pakistan.I came home,ordered the book and immediately transported toPeshawar and the surrounding areas including the Fergana area ofUzbekistan.Anyone who enjoys an exciting and pacey read will enjoy this book.After that all you have to do is read the next book in line about the Savage family.
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Another brilliant book by this author. Written around such a historical period in India, the author's intimate knowledge of the geography and the life and times of this critical period of The Great Game comes through very strongly. Thoroughly recommended.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book - it was a 'ripping yarn' of the type that one associates with John Buchan, but with a much more complex hero than the reassuringly stolid Richard Hannay. Robin Savage is forced to go into intelligence work when he is falsely accused of cowardice, and becomes embroiled in the 'Great Game' - the struggle between Russia and Great Britain over control of India. He uncovers a plot by two Russian agents - again, both of them very interesting characters - to invade India through Afghanistan, and risks his life on numerous occasions. The name of the book refers to his need to choose between domestic life and security (represented by the lotus of the title) and the more exciting and solitary life of espionage and exploration. The love interest is provided by Anne, his wife, who initially supports him in all his endeavours and eventually is forced to accept that she cannot hold him. A great adventure story with a very interesting love story woven into it - highly recommended.
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