John Masters was a British novelist and memoirist best known for his series of historical novels set in India, particularly the 'Savage' trilogy which includes 'Bhowani Junction', 'The Deceivers', and 'The Lotus and the Wind'. Masters served in the British Indian Army during World War II, and his experiences there significantly influenced his writing. His works often explore themes of colonialism, identity, and the complexities of British and Indian relations.
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"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.