Acquired via BookCrossing 04 Apr 2009 – at the Shrewsbury meetup

Scott takes a cast of common Last Days Of The Raj characters – the dissatisfied wife, the earnest, India-loving farmer, the portly sahib having it off with the local women, the self-hating Anglo-Indian, the elderly woman who doesn’t want to leave, and the man of action (or violence – and sets an American on a mission among them.  The dust, heat and portenteous times are vividly evoked and the psychology of the men laid bare.  A twisting plot in a short read means it never drags like some of the Raj Quartet did for me.