The Village Of Widows

The Village Of Widows

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When a diplomat at the Madagascan Embassy in Delhi is stabbed to death in seemingly scandalous and mysterious circumstances, the ambassador asks his old friend and fellow chess enthusiast, Jay Samorin, to help find the murderer as quickly and discretely as possible. Samorin is a man with a profound interest in the nature of evil and an unorthodox approach to criminal psychology. The Delhi police are also involved, and the Deputy Commissioner put in charge of the investigation is Anna Khan - recently transferred from Kashmir where her ruthless pursuit of suspected terrorists had threatened to cause a scandal. Wary of each other, Samorin and Khan each have highly personal reasons for their obsession with such crime: his father, a war hero, was hanged for the murder of his mother, while her husband was killed by Kashmiri Mujahedeen, and they become uneasy allies in the hunt for the killer. Untangling a web of corruption, medical malpractice and embezzlement of foreign aid, their quest takes them into the darker recesses of their own lives and beyond as they explore older, deeper mysteries that lie outside the more usual boundaries of a criminal investigation.
The trail they follow is fraught with danger - a trail that leads them to the village of widows...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 122 x 198 x 16mm | 181.44g
  • Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552770787
  • 9780552770781

About Ravi Shankar Etteth

Ravi Shankar Etteth Born in 1960, Ravi Shankar Etteth is the Deputy Editor of India Today magazine. He is also a political cartoonist and graphic artist. A collection of his short stories has been published in India, but The Tiger by the River is his first novel. He lives in New Delhi with his two dogs, Bosky and Thambi, and a cat named GurGur.
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