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Nightrunners of Bengal
Nightrunners of Bengal
Author: John Masters
It is the brutal peak of High Summer, 1857. The British have held rule over India for 100 years. A new and deadly menace that has been simmering threatens to boil over. — Runners visit villages under cover of night with cryptic messages. A peace-loving Rajah is brutally murdered. Ordinary looking shipments conceal a lethal cargo. The commanders o...  more »
ISBN: 341873
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Another great novel of India from John Masters. This covers the intrigue before the Sepoy Mutiny, the massacre at its beginning and the rivers of bloodletting during it.

The hero is Captain Savage, son of the man who destroyed the Thuggee menace, who now faces the horror of his own delight in killing.

John Masters' novels of India are masterful, but pale in comparison to his own memoirs of his life in the Indian Army before and during World War II: Bugles and a Tiger, and The Road Past Mandelay.
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