A Necessary Evil: A Novel

A Necessary Evil: A Novel

by Abir Mukherjee

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A Necessary Evil: A Novel by Abir Mukherjee

India, 1920. Captain Wyndham and Sergeant Banerjee of the Calcutta Police Force investigate the dramatic assassination of a Maharajah's son, in the sequel to A Rising Man.

The fabulously wealthy kingdom of Sambalpore is home to tigers, elephants, diamond mines, and the beautiful Palace of the Sun. But when the heir to the throne is assassinated in the presence of Captain Sam Wyndham and Sergeant 'Surrender-Not' Banerjee, they discover a kingdom riven with suppressed conflict. Prince Adhir was a modernizer whose attitudes—and romantic relationships—may have upset the more religious elements of his country, while his brother—now in line to the throne—appears to be a feckless playboy.

As Wyndham and Banerjee desperately try to unravel the mystery behind the assassination, they become entangled in a dangerous world where those in power live by their own rules—and those who cross their paths pay with their lives. They must find a murderer, before the murderer finds them . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681777283
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 129,753
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Abir Mukherjee is the winner of the 2017 CWA Historical Dagger Award for A Rising Man, which was also shortlisted for the Edgar Award. A Necessary Evil, the second novel in Captain Sam Wyndham and “Surrender-Not” Banerjee mystery series, is also available from Pegasus Crime. He lives in London.

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