The Fever Tree

Richard Mason

10 August 2017
304 pages


From the bestselling author of The World of Susie Wong, a breathtakingly cinematic story full of tragedy and romance, set in 1950s India.

Englishman Richard Birkett lives for danger and adventure, so when he is given a perilous mission to India he jumps at the chance. Tasked with convincing a young communist to assassinate the King of Nepal, he ventures into the exotic unknown – concerned only with fulfilling his assignment and finding adventure along the way.

But when he meets Lakshmi, a beautiful Indian girl trapped in an unhappy marriage, everything changes and there is suddenly far more at stake . . .

A tragic story of intrigue, espionage and heady, intoxicating love, The Fever Tree is a vividly painted portrait of a lost time.

. . . far and away the best novel of international intrigue since the early works of Eric Ambler