A Christmas Garland
The year is 1857, soon after the tragic Siege of Cawnpore. In the British garrison, a guard is killed and an Indian prisoner escapes, which leads to yet more British deaths. Cries for revenge are overwhelming. Despite no witnesses and no evidence against him, a luckless British medical orderly named John Tallis is arrested as an accomplice simply because he was the only soldier unaccounted for when these baffling crimes were committed. Though chosen to defend Tallis, young Lieutenant Victor Narraway is not encouraged to try very hard. Narraways superiors merely want a show trial. But inspired by a soldiers widow and her children, and by his own stubborn faith in justice, Narraway searches for the truth. In an alien world haunted by memories of massacre, he is the accused mans only hope. The trial of John Tallis equals the white-knuckle best of Anne Perrys breathtaking courtroom dramas, as Narraway struggles to persevere against appalling odds and a frightful injustice.
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- 01 Nov 2012