Peter Hopkirk has travelled widely in the regions where his six books are set - Central Asia, the Caucasus, China, India and Pakistan, Iran, and Eastern Turkey. He has worked as an ITN reporter, the New York correspondent of the old Daily Express, and - for twenty years - on The Times. No stranger to misadventure, he has twice been held in secret police cells and has also been hijacked by Arab terrorists. His works have been translated into fourteen languages.
Recreates with much verve and brilliance, the clandestine attempts by Britain's imperial rivals to subvert the British Empire in India - Guardian Tells with great fluency, authority and narrative skill . . . a story which no single book has told before - Sunday Telegraph