The Deceivers (Ebook)

John Masters

A twentieth century classic novel of colonialism in India

In 1825 William Savage is an official in the East India Company, committed to the people of his remote district and British rule in India. During the course of his duties he witnesses a double murder and stumbles upon the society of the thuggee, a secret cult that has flourished in India for 200 years and murdered over a million people.

When Savage discovers a mass grave, including the body of a recently killed British officer, his investigation leads him to infiltrate, while disguised, the cult. He learns their secrets but finds himself drawn to the ecstasy of ritual killing. Can his sense of honour prevail, can he destroy the thuggees?

Publication date: 01/03/2014

£5.99

ISBN: 9780285642614

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B00IQY6X26

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Fiction

The Deceivers (Paperback)

John Masters

A twentieth century classic novel of colonialism in India

In 1825 William Savage is an official in the East India Company, committed to the people of his remote district and British rule in India. During the course of his duties he witnesses a double murder and stumbles upon the society of the thuggee, a secret cult that has flourished in India for 200 years and murdered over a million people.

When Savage discovers a mass grave, including the body of a recently killed British officer, his investigation leads him to infiltrate, while disguised, the cult. He learns their secrets but finds himself drawn to the ecstasy of ritual killing. Can his sense of honour prevail, can he destroy the thuggees?

Publication date: 01/05/2014

£9.99

ISBN: 9780285642607

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Fiction

Reviews for The Deceivers

'He organizes and controls the swift-moving, exciting narrative with the unobtrusive brilliance of a first-class military strategist.'

The Observer 

'Simply as gripping exotic tales, his books read splendidly still... but they deserve to be read also as a revelation to the young and a reminder to the old of a vanished world.'

The Tablet 

'The story, which is as exciting as any I have read for a long time... Readable, vivid and spectacular.'

C.P. Snow Sunday Times

John Masters

John Masters

John Masters was a British novelist and regular officer of the Indian Army. He wrote several novels set in India, the most famous of which, Bhowani Junction, was turned into a successful film starring Ava Gardner. He died in 1983.

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