'One of the great characters of the contemporary crime novel' - NEW YORK TIMES --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The assignment was routine: to bring a notorious confidence man, arrested in Calcutta, back to Bombay for trial. But Inspector Ghote devised a plan to make it almost a holiday -- to relax on the Calcutta Mail as it surged across the breadth of the Indian subcontinent. But Ghote's fellow passengers soon prove anything but restful. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
One of Britain's finest crime fiction authors, Keating has written more than twenty Inspector Ghote mysteries. Here, Ghote is sent to Calcutta to escort a master criminal back to Bombay. He takes the train, hoping to make the journey into a mini-vacation. Fate conspires, however, and an odd assortment of travelers turns the trip into something unexpected. Sam Dastor is masterful. As the anxious Ghote, he diligently uncovers the truth. Dastor's believable accents, from Bengali to Madrasi to American, act as instant photographs of each mysterious character. As the plot picks up steam, Dastor brings frustration, humor, and thrills to this trip across India and back. Combine the incisive wit of H.R.F. Keating and a bravura performance by Sam Dastor, and you have a memorable listening experience. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.