1/5 Visiting Ait, Linus Scott is beguiled by a strange story and a lovely woman.
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20/20 The Guides' heroic last stand in Kabul is watched helplessly by an imprisoned Ash.
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19/20 The British Mission is welcomed to Kabul but, it transpires, on a false premise.
18/20 Ash's increasing sense of his own difference drives him to make a move.
17/20 Ash's reports from Afghanistan fall on deaf ears. Do the British want to avoid conflict?
16/20 The Guides need the services of a man who could pass for a Shinwari.
15/20 Safe and with the woman he loves, Ash cannot work out how to marry her.
14/20 Ash has to decide whether pity justifies the same terrible deed as love.
13/20 Ash's peace is shattered by news from Bhithor, where the Rana is dangerously ill.
12/20 Confronting the bigotry of a fellow officer lands Ash in trouble, and he is sent away.
11/20 Leaving the Karidkote party, Ash rejoins the Guides in Rawalpindi.
10/20 Ash cannot bear the thought of losing Anjuli, and yet he must negotiate her wedding price.
9/20 On the last leg of the journey, Ash confronts an old enemy and has a new battle to fight.
8/20 As Ash and Anjuli's love grows, they dread their imminent arrival in Bhithor.
7/20 Ash finds that, once again, he is saving the life of a Karidkote prince.
6/20 Ash returns to camp with the stolen carbines and is given a new mission.
5/20 Ash joins the Guides in Mardan, but his relationship with Belinda is increasingly troubled
4/20 Having discovered his true identity Ashok, now Ashton, yearns to return to India.
3/20 Pursued by Janoo Rani's men, Ashok and Sita flee Gulkote. But death overtakes them.
2/20 Ashok finds his life threatened when he is embroiled in dark court intrigues.