Overview for The Cardamom Club
What is the Cardamom Club? Why does it still operate in India? Is it responsible for brutalities at odds with a modern, progressive India? These are some of the sinister and disturbing questions Raj Nair is confronted with when posted to Delhi. It's his first time in India, his first job for MI6 (his cover is his job as the resident doctor at the British High Commission), and not everyone is pleased to meet him. Ambitious and patriotic, he is soon forced to question his own loyalties, particularly when his father is arrested in Britain on spying charges. Raj realizes he is up against a secretive, colonial organization working at the very heart of Whitehall: the Cardamom Club. Can his father really be a traitor? And will Raj expose the Club before it destroys him?
Jon Stock (Author)
Jon Stock is a freelance journalist, writing for the Daily Telegraph and the Week. He worked in New Delhi for two years as a foreign correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, and has also lived in Cochin, Kerala. He is now the Week's UK correspondent and lives in Wiltshire with his wife and three children. The Cardamom Club is his second novel. The Riot Act, his first, was shortlisted by the Crime Writers Association for its best first novel award, and has been published by Gallimard in France.