A vivid portrayal of a time, a place, and a society.
Returning to India in 1899, young Katherine Remington, finds herself swept up in the tumultuous cavalcade of the British Empire at its zenith.
The turbulent tribes of the Khyber Pass are up in arms again! Murderous intrigue is rife in the palace of Maharaja Balraj Balram; the odor of scandals intermingles with the pine-scented breezes of Simla, threatening youthful romantic dreams and military careers. And in the hot, narrow, crowded lanes of old Delhi, Hindu-Muslim rivalries breed bitter and bloody communal conflicts.
Against this backdrop, Katherine, the daughter of an officer in the British Indian Army, must establish her own identity without bringing dishonor to her family. Torn between two men: Jason Price, a rich and handsome charmer and Captain Forbes, a taciturn career soldier devoted to Duty, Katherine must learn the difference between mere infatuation and True Love.
Her brother David, a Political Agent, falls in love with an Indian princess. Now he must choose between loyalty to a career and or heed the call of a powerful passion.
Over 600 pages of the drama of a time gone by!