'One of Australia's best historical fiction authors' Canberra Weekly
Peter Watt brings to the fore all the passion, adventure and white-knuckle battle scenes that made his beloved Duffy and Macintosh novels so popular.
It is 1857. Colonial India is a simmering volcano of nationalism about to erupt. Army surgeon Peter Campbell and his wife Alice, in India on their honeymoon, have no idea that they are about to be swept up in the chaos.
Ian Steele, known to all as Captain Samuel Forbes, is fighting for Queen and country in Persia. A world away, the real Samuel Forbes is planning to return to London - with potentially disastrous consequences for Samuel and Ian both.
Then Ian is posted to India, but not before a brief return to England and a reunion with the woman he loves. In India he renews his friendship with Peter Campbell, and discovers that Alice has taken on a most unlikely role. Together they face the enemy and the terrible deprivations and savagery of war - and then Ian receives news from London that crushes all his hopes...
PRAISE FOR THE QUEEN'S TIGER
'Watt has a true knack for producing captivating historical adventures filled with action, intrigue and family drama' Canberra Weekly
Not up to Peter’s usually high standard
I’m a fan and have read all of Peter’s books and my admiration for him as an outstanding writer makes it hard to be critical. This book, however, in my opinion was way below his usual very high standard.
The story was predictable and at times very corny. It was hard to feel for the characters and there was none of the surprise twists or shocks that his other books all have.
Of course I’ll read on and Peter deserves one poor book after delivering so many outstanding ones.