Retribution Road

by Antonin Varenne

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction

Retribution Road Synopsis

Burma, 1852. Arthur Bowman, a sergeant in the East India Company, is sent on a secret mission during the Second Anglo-Burmese War. But the expedition is foiled - his men are captured and tortured. Throughout their ordeal, a single word becomes Bowman's mantra, a word that will stiffen their powers of endurance in the face of unimaginable suffering: Survival . But for all that, only a handful escape with their lives. Some years later in London, battling his ghosts through a haze of alcohol and opium, Bowman discovers a mutilated corpse in a sewer. The victim appears to have been subjected to the same torments as Bowman endured in the Burmese jungle. And the word Survival has been daubed in blood by the body's side. Persuaded that the culprit is one of the men who shared his captivity, Bowman resolves to hunt him down.

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ISBN: 9780857053749
Publication date: 09/03/2017
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Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857053749
Publication date: 9th March 2017
Author: Antonin Varenne
Publisher:
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 528 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Adventure,

About Antonin Varenne

Antonin Varenne was awarded the Prix Michel Lebrun and the Grand Prix du Jury Sang d'encre for Bed of Nails, his first novel to be translated into English. His second, Loser's Corner was awarded the Prix des Lecteurs Quais du polar - 20 minutes and the Prix du Meilleur Polar Francophone.

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