Author(s): Bali Rai
Amritsar, India, 1919. A city on the verge of meltdown, as tensions between the local people and the British colonial rulers explode. 12-year-old Arjan Singh learns that his father has been falsely charged with serious crimes and faces hanging. But there has been a terrible massacre in the city, as British troops fired on unarmed Indians, and the city is under curfew. Anger and fear have left the population seething and danger lurks around every corner. Arjan sets out on a perilous mission to save his father, in the face of armed troops, martial curfew, and vicious local bandits. Can he escape and get to his father before it's too late?
In a city on the brink of riot, can one boy make his way through the night, in the face of armed troops and bandits, and save his father?
Bali Rai was born in Leicester and studied politics at Southbank University in London. He had a series of jobs including phone sales, bar management and running a nightclub before he sold his first novel, (un)arranged marriage, and became a full time writer. He is married with a daughter, and his other loves are reggae music and Liverpool FC.