(The Damascened Blade) [PDF/EBOOK] ☆ Barbara Cleverly

  • Hardcover
  • 285
  • The Damascened Blade
  • Barbara Cleverly
  • English
  • 15 November 2020
  • 9780786713332

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The Damascened Blade Free download ä 5 Read & Download ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ú Barbara Cleverly Barbara Cleverly Ú 5 Summary Gile peace is soon broken resulting in the death of a Pathan prince and the taking of hostages and Joe and his companion are given seven days in which to identify arrest and execute the killer before the frontier erupts into war The deadly edge of the final days of the Raj sets the backdrop for this third engrossing novel in the popular Joe Sandilands series. Another really nice mystery with tribal honour and ritual killings playing a big role in the storyI m enjoying this series I like the detailed setting the historical elements and the well drawn characters And Joe Sandilands is a very interesting protagonist which adds to my enjoyment

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The Damascened Blade Free download ä 5 Read & Download ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ú Barbara Cleverly Barbara Cleverly Ú 5 Summary This rescue attempt is not what anybody could have predicted Over a dozen years later the backwash of this tragedy threatens to engulf Joe Sandilands On a welcome break from his policing duties Joe is spending a fortnight with his old army friend James Lindsay commander of the British army's front line fort at Gor Khatri on the Afghan border However the fra. Barbara Cleverly s Scotland Yard detective Joe Sandilands s third outing takes him to beyond Peshawar to a fort called Gor near the Khyber Pass It is 1922 and the garrison at Gor Khatri commanded by Sandilands s old friend James Lindsay finds itself having to play host to a number of important guests a high ranking bureaucrat in favour of pulling back from the North West Frontier and letting the fierce tribes of that region alone a senior Airforce officer eually hell bent on using air power to push further west an ambitious and powerful businessman Then there are rather unusual visitors James s pregnant wife Betty Lily Coblenz the headstrong daughter of an American tycoon who must be humoured because of his hold on weaponry and politics Lily Coblenz in India to get a taste of the exotic has found even Simla too boring and wants to see some adventure near the Khyber And finally Dr Grace Holbrook who has worked so many years in the area that she is respected and trusted by all the tribes around So much so that the Amir has appointed her his personal physician and has sent an escort to fetch her from Gor KhatriBut when the leader of the Afghan escort troop is found dead poisoned on the stairs at Gor Khatri Joe Sandilands till then given the ignominious task of keeping an eye on Lily swings into actionUnfortunately the action is really not Joe centric after all There s plenty of adventure many exotic locales not to mention eually exotic locals much horsemanship and tribesmen sneaking along through the ravines but comparatively little in the way of detective work What is there of sleuthing too is diluted a bit because a good bit of it is done not by Joe Sandilands but by Lily CoblenzI didn t much care for the first two Sandilands mysteries because they were so riddled with errors about India Both however did have a very solid mystery and the route to the denouement was intriguing The Damascened Blade sadly falls relatively flat when it comes to the untangling of the puzzle The mystery the death of the handsome young Zeman Khan is intriguing but it swiftly becomes a mere factor in politics of different types and at different levels and Cleverly returns to it only briefly near the end It s almost as if Sandilands Co forgot that their adventure still had a mystery at the heart of itTrue there are or seem to be since I m not well versed with Afghanistan fewer errors here than in the earlier books but still it s not one I m going to be re reading in a hurryPS Harem or haram does not mean sacred uite the opposite Forbidden is a rather apt meaning and that is the reason why it s used to refer to a man s women his wives daughters aunts cousins whatever they are forbidden to a strange man Ms Cleverly please note My Father's Daughter years later the backwash of this tragedy threatens to engulf Joe Sandilands On a welcome break from his policing duties Joe is spending a fortnight with his old army friend James Lindsay commander of the British army's front line fort at Gor Khatri on the Afghan border However the fra. Barbara Cleverly s Scotland Yard detective Joe Sandilands s third outing takes him to beyond Peshawar to a fort called Gor near the Khyber Pass It is 1922 and the garrison at Gor Khatri commanded by Sandilands s old friend James Lindsay finds itself having to play host to a number of important guests a high ranking bureaucrat in favour of pulling back from the North West Frontier and letting the fierce tribes of that region alone a senior Airforce officer eually hell bent on using air power to push further west an ambitious and powerful businessman Then there are rather unusual visitors James s pregnant wife Betty Lily Coblenz the headstrong daughter of an American tycoon who must be humoured because of his hold on weaponry and politics Lily Coblenz in India to get a taste of the exotic has found even Simla too boring and wants to see some adventure near the Khyber And finally Dr Grace Holbrook who has worked so many Secret Diary of a Grumpy Old Woman years in the area that she is respected and trusted by all the tribes around So much so that the Amir has appointed her his personal physician and has sent an escort to fetch her from Gor KhatriBut when the leader of the Afghan escort troop is found dead poisoned on the stairs at Gor Khatri Joe Sandilands till then given the ignominious task of keeping an eye on Lily swings into actionUnfortunately the action is really not Joe centric after all There s plenty of adventure many exotic locales not to mention eually exotic locals much horsemanship and tribesmen sneaking along through the ravines but comparatively little in the way of detective work What is there of sleuthing too is diluted a bit because a good bit of it is done not by Joe Sandilands but by Lily CoblenzI didn t much care for the first two Sandilands mysteries because they were so riddled with errors about India Both however did have a very solid mystery and the route to the denouement was intriguing The Damascened Blade sadly falls relatively flat when it comes to the untangling of the puzzle The mystery the death of the handsome Grumpy Old Women young Zeman Khan is intriguing but it swiftly becomes a mere factor in politics of different types and at different levels and Cleverly returns to it only briefly near the end It s almost as if Sandilands Co forgot that their adventure still had a mystery at the heart of itTrue there are or seem to be since I m not well versed with Afghanistan fewer errors here than in the earlier books but still it s not one I m going to be re reading in a hurryPS Harem or haram does not mean sacred uite the opposite Forbidden is a rather apt meaning and that is the reason why it s used to refer to a man s women his wives daughters aunts cousins whatever they are forbidden to a strange man Ms Cleverly please note

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The Damascened Blade Free download ä 5 Read & Download ¹ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ú Barbara Cleverly Barbara Cleverly Ú 5 Summary In the northwest frontier 1910 the screams of a wounded British officer abandoned at the bottom of a dark ravine are heard by a young Scottish subaltern Ignoring the command to retreat to base the Highlander sets out alone with dagger in hand to rescue his fellow officer from the Pathan tribesman who is slowly torturing him to death But the bloody outcome of. THE DAMASCENED BLADE EXBarbara Cleverly 3rd in series UK releaseOn a break from his policing duties Joe Sandilands is visiting his old army friend James Lindsay commander of the British army s front line fort at Gor Khatri on the Afghan border An uneasy peace is in operation but into this situation is injected an ill assorted group of visitors to the fort Although it helps to have read the first two books in the series to understand Joe the other characters are interesting and well developed She conveys a very tangible sense of place and there are twists and turns that keep you going to the very end Set against a backdrop of English occupied India in 1892 this is an excellent mystery and one certain to be on my 2004 Top Ten list