Deux couples mixtes qui se connaissent à peine, l'un belgo-indien et l'autre indo-anglais se retrouvent projetés dans une aventure politico-policière se déroulant lors de l'indépendance entre l'Inde et les deux Pakistan. Malgré l'assistance de l'ambassade anglaise, il persiste un mystère sur la disparition de la famille de l'Indienne, épouse d'un diplomate anglais. Pourquoi, près de soixante ans plus tard, la découverte de la vérité semble déranger certains membres influents de la société indienne ?
La suite de l'histoire, qui prend corps à Londres, permettra, grâce à un personnage inattendu, frère de l'Indienne ayant échappé à la mort, de comprendre la vérité sur les raisons des difficultés rencontrées en Inde. Un véritable roman policier, sur fond d'histoire quasi contemporaine.
A specialized physician, Lorentz Kapoor has been living a relatively pleasant life surrounded by his friends and family, after a destructive passion had come to an end. No longer wishing to get heavily involved, his emotional universe is punctuated with
affairs. Accused of having tried to poison one of his colleagues, Lorentz is dragged into a diabolical story where the women he has known are dying one after the other. The police suspect him. He has to gather evidence of his innocence and find the criminal as rapidly as possible. A love story with a police investigation in the background, or a crime novel with romance in the background. That is for you to decide.
English translation by Suzanne Webster
Amin Rajan is a gastroenterologist in Brussels, Belgium. Of Indian origin and born in Africa, he studied in Belgium. Part of his family was expelled from Uganda and the other from Rwanda. He experienced major upheavals in his life.
He participated in medical aid missions in Asia and Africa and he continues to support the fight of nobel laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege in Kivu (Democratic Republic of Congo).
This was a very good mystery with several different crimes going on intermixed with each other. The story is very real on what could happen in any american hospital.
By far one of my favourites ! I like the characters and the story line. Being married to a surgeon I know the medical environment and the way people in that area talk. The dialogue is right on target.
Written by a master, this book engrossed me from start to finish. Great plot, action, characters, and rich scenes and details flesh out the tableau. A perfect read.
Just another great story that keeps me reading this author. Amin Rajan perfectly depicts a doctor's racked state of mind.