It’s spring1920 in the small military town of Nandagiri in south-east India. Â Colonel Aylmer, commander of the Royal IrishKildare Rangers, is in charge. A distance away, decently hidden from view, liesthe native part of Nandagiri with its heaving bazaar, reeking streets andbrothels. Everyone in Nandagiriknows their place and the part they were born to play – with one exception. Thelocal Anglo-Indians, tainted by their mixed blood, belong . . . nowhere. When news of theBlack and Tans’ atrocities back in Ireland reaches the troops, even their priest cannot cool themen’s hot-headed rage. Politics vie with passion as Private Michael Flahertypays court to Rose, Mrs Aylmer’s Anglo-Indian maid . . . but mutiny bringsheroism and heartbreak in equal measure. Only the arrival of Colonel Aylmer’sgrandson Richard, some 60 years later, will set off the reckoning, when thosewho were parted will be reunited, and those who were lost will be found again.