Inspector Ghote is "perturbed, lovable self-doubting and awkwardly heroic" (New York Times)as he goes about his police business in India. In this well-known and highly respected series, the death of an American visitor to his country sweeps him into intense adventure, culminating in a tense gun-battle amongst the erotic carvings of an Indian temple.
Back of Book: An American visitor to India meets death on the road from Bombay to Poona, and almost as soon as Inspector Ghote arrives on the scent to investigate there are hints that everything is by no means as it seems. Soon Ghote is swept into a series of adventures, culminating in a long, tense gunbattle in which the erotic carvings of Indian temple architecture play an unexpected part...This many sided, very real character has sent critics on both sides of the Atlantic into a positive orgy of analysis.
I Say: This particular series makes intriguing reading. How do you describe Insp. Ghote? Reviewers have called him perturbed, lovable, self-doubting, awkwardly heroic, very moral. I would add - very believable human.