by Manohar Malgonkar

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-2471-5
  2. Pages: 136 pages
  3. Date: October 2013


In the eerie silence of the Ragyabas monastery, nestled in the icy splendour of the Himalayas, a riveting drama unfolds. Fearing Chinese intrusion, the Head Lama of the monastery orders the transfer of the Panchen Lama’s priceless jewels to the Indian government for safe keeping. When the Chinese learn of the plan, they send to New Delhi two of their most ruthless spies—the deadly Chomo Jung, and the beautiful Pempem Kachin, who is well versed in the art of using her wiles to achieve her ends. As the adventure plays out in the vast emptiness of the Himalayas and the murky corridors of Lutyens’ Delhi, the seamiest sides of human nature are revealed.
Brimming with suspense and tension, Spy in Amber is an iconic espionage thriller from one of India’s most outstanding storytellers


Manohar Malgonkar (1913-2010) was an eminent post-Independence writer whose contribution to Indian writing in English is immense. A remarkable storyteller and a keen observer of social and political realities, Malgonkar is notable for his military thrillers, historical novels and adventure fiction. His major works include The Men Who Killed Gandhi, A Bend in the Ganges, Spy in Amber, Comb at of Shadows, The Garland Keepers, The Sea Hawk, Shalimar, The Princes, Cactus Country, Distant Drum, Bandicoot Run and The Devil’s Wind.