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Los Angeles, 1991. Ambassador Maximilian Ophuls, one of the makers of the modern
world, is murdered in broad daylight on his illegitimate daughter India's
doorstep, slaughtered by a knife wielded by his Kashmiri Muslim driver, a
mysterious figure who calls himself Shalimar the clown. The dead man is a
charismatic World War Two Resistance hero, a man of formidable intellectual
ability, a former US ambassador to India and subsequently America's
counter-terrorism chief. The murder looks at first like a political
assassination, but turns out to be passionately personal.
This is the story of Max Ophuls, his killer and his daughter and of a fourth character, the woman who links them, whose story finally explains them all. It is an epic narrative that moves from California to Kashmir, from Nazi-occupied Europe to the world of modern terrorism. Along ...
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