A Rising Man

A Novel

    • 4.3 • 53 Ratings
    • $11.99
    • $11.99

Publisher Description

In the days of the Raj, a newly arrived Scotland Yard detective is confronted with the murder of a British official—in his mouth a note warning the British to leave India, or else . . .

Calcutta, 1919. Captain Sam Wyndham, former Scotland Yard detective, is a new arrival to Calcutta. Desperately seeking a fresh start after his experiences during the Great War, Wyndham has been recruited to head up a new post in the police force. He is immediately overwhelmed by the heady vibrancy of the tropical city, but with barely a moment to acclimatize or to deal with the ghosts that still haunt him, Wyndham is caught up in a murder investigation that threatens to destabilize a city already teetering on the brink of political insurgency.

The body of a senior official has been found in a filthy sewer, and a note left in his mouth warns the British to quit India, or else. Under tremendous pressure to solve the case before it erupts into increased violence on the streets, Wyndham and his two new colleagues—arrogant Inspector Digby and Sergeant Banerjee, one of the few Indians to be recruited into the new CID—embark on an investigation that will take them from the opulent mansions of wealthy British traders to the seedy opium dens of the city.

Masterfully evincing the sights, sounds, and smells of colonial Calcutta, A Rising Man is the start of an enticing new historical crime series.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2017
May 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Pegasus Books
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
1.5
MB

Customer Reviews

7437-lock ,

Full of detail, recommend, enjoyable protagonist

Can tell the author put a lot of research in. Lots of interesting different perspectives on Calcutta and the British rule of that time. No black and white issues but even tho protagonist is pretty dark grey can’t help but root for him, especially because his wry asides are charming. Hoping to learn more about “Surrender-Not” in the next book
Worth the money, enjoyable read

Lawnin ,

Enjoyable read

I’m giving only three stars because of all the misspellings and punctuation errors. Nevertheless a good, enjoyable read

CHI Town Newbie ,

Editing

The digital editing is awful. Words dropped. Apostrophes missing. I can’t enjoy reading for mentally correcting the mistakes.

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