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Head of Zeus
The India Spy
The India Spy: An electrifying spy thriller set in India from international bestseller J.S. Monroe by J.S. Monroe

A gripping espionage thriller from internationally bestselling author of FORGET MY NAME.

Previously published as The Cardamom Club.

A young British Asian doctor is posted to Delhi with MI6, tasked with uncovering a brutal organisation working at the heart of colonial government. A fast-paced thriller from the internationally bestselling author of FIND ME.

Raj Nair, a young British Asian doctor, is posted to Delhi. It's his first time in India, his first job with MI6 and not every one is pleased to see him. Ambitious and patriotic, he is soon forced to question his own loyalties, particularly when his father is arrested in Britain on spying charges. Raj realises he is up against a secretive, colonial organisation working at the very heart of Whitehall: the Cardamom Club. Is it responsible for a chilling sati and other brutalities at odds with a modern, progressive India? Can his father really be a traitor? And will Raj expose the Club before it destroys him?

THE INDIA SPY is an electrifying and sinister thriller which asks disturbing questions about patriotism, identity and the West's relationship with India.

'[Monroe] is excellent at evoking modern India, its computer cafes and smart houses contrasting with the poverty and superstitions of an ancient people. And the ending is a real shock' DAILY TELEGRAPH.

'This is a slow-burning but compelling thriller... Clever stuff' DAILY MAIL.

'Really clever spook-busting thriller imbued with all the subtle flavour imparted by someone who knows Delhi society intimately... He sees India for all she is, power, potential, limitations' INDOBRIT MAGAZINE.

'A taut page-turner that never relaxes from the moment you open the first chapter... A cracking good read' BUSINESS STANDARD (INDIA).

Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
13 Nov 2018 * 288pp * £4.99 * 9781788548649
'If Graham Greene were reincarnated in dotcom Delhi this is the novel he would have written. A witty, fast moving and cleverly plotted espionage romp'
William Dalrymple
'Shades of Greene – moral dilemmas meet political skullduggery head-on in this tense spy thriller with a difference. [Monroe's] Kerala is vividly rendered and he shows a keen understanding of the complexitites of Indian Society. Recommended'
Nicholas Royle
'An elegant and assured piece of writing, a powerfully characterised examination of identity and displacement with a bracing narrative that exerts a quiet but inexorable grip'
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J.S. Monroe
J.S. Monroe
J.S. Monroe read English at Cambridge, worked as a foreign correspondent in Delhi, and was Weekend editor of the Daily Telegraph in London before becoming a full-time writer. His psychological thriller Find Me became a bestseller in 2017, and, under the name Jon Stock, he is also the author of five spy thrillers. He lives in Wiltshire, with his wife and children.
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