"As a favour to his girlfriend Tossa's beautiful but erratic filmstar mother, Dominic Felse agrees to escort a teenage heiress to her father in India. But travelling with the spoilt, precocious Anjili is no sinecure - and the task of delivering her back to her family proves less than easy. Dominic and Tossa find themselves embroiled in a mystery that swiftly and shockingly becomes a murder investigation. For behind the colorful, smiling mask of India that the tourist sees is another country - remote, mysterious - and often shatteringly brutal." I am a huge fan of Ellis Peters and enjoy these glimpses of India. I also enjoyed seeing Dominic and Tossa depend on each other, deal with Anjili and try to figure out who else they could trust in this twisting, turning mystery.