John Masters

John Masters was a British novelist and military officer. He is best known for his novels set in British India, including the 'Savage Family' series. His works often reflect his experiences and insights from his time serving in the Indian Army.


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  1. 1. The Deceivers

    "The Deceivers" is a historical novel set in 1825 India, focusing on the British colonial rule and the practice of Thuggee, a secret cult of mass murderers. The protagonist is a British officer who infiltrates the cult to expose and eradicate them. The narrative is a thrilling blend of suspense, adventure and romance, offering a profound exploration of British colonialism, Indian culture and the clash between the two.

    The 5947th Greatest Book of All Time