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The Damascened Blade (Detective Joe Sandilands, Bk 3)
The Damascened Blade - Detective Joe Sandilands, Bk 3 Author:Barbara Cleverly Winner of the CWA Dagger Award for Best Historical Crime Fiction — Scotland Yard Detective Joe Sandilands has been given the unenviable mission of guarding a spirited young American woman with far more wealth than sense. Lily Coblenz, accompanied by a cunning businessman, a woman doctor, and two quarreling military strategists, expects the advent... more »ure of a lifetime when she arrives at a remote British outpost. But when the son of a Pathan tribal leader is discovered dead, Sandilands, a decorated war veteran, knows that his mission to protect Lily has suddenly taken a startling new turn that may bring them all to the brink of war.
Now, from the far reaches of an empire, Joe Sandilands must separate lies from truths, innocents from killers -- and find the one person with a desperate motive for murder and the key to India’s destiny.« less