King of the Khyber Rifles

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Kessinger Publishing, Apr 1, 2005 - Fiction - 400 pages
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1916. During the British Raj, the Khyber Pass, a perilous mountain bottleneck that separates India from Central Asia, was a wild place, a refuge of outlaws and a center of banditry. This is the tale of an adventurer, Athelstan King, Anglo-Indian captain of the Khyber Rifles. King, a hero with the face of a Roman conqueror, is sent to the Khyber Pass to quell a jihad. He is aided by the beautiful, exotic, and powerful Yasmini in the battle to keep the pass open against the insurgence of a mad mullah and his forces. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing. Due to the age and scarcity of the original we reproduced, some pages may be spotty, faded or difficult to read.

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

A great title, and later made into a movie. (Note this is a "movie" not an act of "Cinema".) It's a series of vignettes rather than a constructed novel, but it created an image of the Northwest ... Read full review

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Harkening back to the days of Saturday afternoons watching old movies on TV's Adventure Theatre, King of the Khyber Rifles is a posturing, swaggering adventure story of a British army secret agent in ... Read full review

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