Jason Rance, an officer in a wartime Gurkha battalion, involved in the deaths or capture of four Malaya-born members of the Indian National Army, returns to Malaya in 1948 in a new Gurkha battalion where he is operationally engaged in fighting the Communist guerillas. The parents of the four dead men find out how Rance was involved with their sons’ deaths and plan revenge. Meanwhile, a member of the Chinese Communist party visiting the Malayan Communists decides not to return to China and Rance attempts to extract him from across the Thai border in a fashion that nearly sees him court-martialled. Rance must collaborate with the Temiar, an indigenous people living deep in the Malayan jungle, and only the skill of a Gurkha saves him from being killed by four poisoned blowpipe darts.
About the author
Lt. Col. JP Cross is a retired British officer who served with Gurkha units for nearly forty years. He has been an Indian frontier soldier, jungle fighter, policeman, military attaché, Gurkha recruitment officer and a linguist researcher, and he is the author of nineteen books. He has fought in Burma, Indo-China, Malaya and Borneo and served in India, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Laos and Nepal where he now lives. Well into his nineties, he still walks four hours daily.
Paperback 9781915310064 Ebook 9781915310071 Extent 288pp Category Military Fiction