Captain John Caspasian, the rebellious Gurkha officer hero of Anthony Conway's first three novels, leads a thrilling and lethal search through the jungles of the upper Amazon for a shanghaied airship.
The experimental British airship D100 has disappeared, believed lost with all hands. But when mysterious reports reach London in 1929 that it has been seen, the Air Ministry needs to send someone to British Guyana. Someone brave, resourceful and expendable like Captain John Caspasian of the Twelfth Gurkhas.
Soon Caspasian is on board the lost airship's luxurious sister-vessel, floating over the Atlantic clouds in the company of the rich and adventurous, among them a beautiful Hollywood starlet. But also on board is a ruthless saboteur. And waiting in the wings is Caspasian's old enemy Brigadier Percival.
Before long, Caspasian will have to summon up all his cunning and endurance to rescue his fellow passengers.
Caspasian has just the right mix of derring-do and complex personality to make him a thoroughly agreeable companion - Sunday Mercury on THE COLONEL S RENEGADE
Anthony Conway has vividly recreated the vanished world of the Empire - Oxford Mail on THE COLONEL S RENEGADE
Rattles along at a cracking pace - The Huddersfield Examiner on THE COLONEL'S RENEGAD
Set on the Northwest frontier of India, this is pure escapist fiction. - Independent on Sunday on THE VICEROY'S CAPTAIN