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A School for the Great Game: A Steampunk Raj Novel (Paperback)
How far will a teenager go to save her parents?
To the ends of the earth.
Elizabeth Bankroft is a thoroughly modern teenager in the Edwardian age. She spends part of the year with her parents in British India and part of the year with her grandparents in England. When her parents decide to send her to a college, Elizabeth resents the idea of what she calls a "finishing school" in India.
At the Viceroy's College in the foothills of the Himalayas, "finishing" will take on a whole new meaning. The college is, in fact, the British India school for spies. There, Elizabeth will learn the family business of espionage, martial arts and Tibetan mystic arts.
But even before completing her training, she will be called upon to use her exceptional skills to save herself and her family. In the end, it is Elizabeth's training from the School for the Great Game that will win the day.
Includes suggestions for further reading and recommendations for book clubs and educators.
J.R. SEEGER is a western New York native who served as a U.S. Army paratrooper and CIA case officer for a total of 27 years of federal service. In October 2001, Mr. Seeger led a CIA paramilitary team into Afghanistan. He is the author of the acclaimed MIKE4 espionage series.
"J.R. Seeger transports the reader into the era of the Raj with a rollicking tale that reeks of authenticity, drawn from a fizzing imagination that springs from both scholarship and real-world experience. No stranger to the modern-day battlefields of Afghanistan that remain unchanged in many respects from days of yore, he conjures up the sounds and smells of the Near East as he expertly crafts a plot that twists through the shadow and shade cast by the British Crown." -TOBY HARNDEN, war correspondent and author of Dead Men Risen
"Seeger takes his readers on a voyage of discovery across the dangerous, clandestine world he knows so well." -MILT BEARDEN, author of The Black Tulip and co-author of The Main Enemy