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The Caretaker

(2013)
(The first book in the Ranjit Singh series)
A novel by

 
A gripping, evocative thriller about a disgraced Sikh Indian Army captain who works as the caretaker for a U.S. Senator's Martha's Vineyard estate, and becomes ensnared in the Senator's shadowy world.

Ranjit Singh, a former Indian Army Captain trying to escape a shameful past, now lives on Martha's Vineyard, and works as a caretaker for the vacation homes of the rich and powerful. One harsh winter, Ranjit needs a place to stay, and illegally moves his family into an empty, luxurious vacation home belonging to an African American Senator. Ensconced in the house, he tries to forget his brief affair with Anna, the Senator's wife, and focuses on providing for his family. But one night, their idyll is shattered when mysterious armed men break into the house, searching for an antique porcelain doll. Forced to flee, Ranjit is hunted by unknown forces, and becomes drawn into the Senator's shadowy world. To save his family and solve the mystery of the doll, he must join forces with Anna, who has her own dark secrets. As he battles to save his family, Ranjit's painful past resurfaces, and he must finally confront the hidden event that destroyed his Army career - and forced him to leave India.

Tightly plotted, action-packed, smart, and surprisingly moving, A. X. Ahmad's The Caretaker takes us from the desperate world of migrant workers to the elite African American community of Martha's Vineyard, and a secret high-altitude war between India and Pakistan.

 
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Used availability for A X Ahmad's The Caretaker


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Hardback Editions

December 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Caretaker
Author(s): A X Ahmad
ISBN: 1-4104-6422-9 / 978-1-4104-6422-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Caretaker: A Ranjit Singh Novel
Author(s): A X Ahmad
ISBN: 1-250-01684-3 / 978-1-250-01684-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Caretaker: A Ranjit Singh Novel
Author(s): A X Ahmad
ISBN: 1-250-02040-9 / 978-1-250-02040-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2013 : Paperback
thumbTitle: The Caretaker
Author(s): A X Ahmad
ISBN: 9350299968 / 978-9350299968
Publisher: HarperCollins India
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

May 2013 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Caretaker: A Ranjit Singh Novel
Author(s): A X Ahmad
ISBN: 1-4272-3100-1 / 978-1-4272-3100-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

May 2013 : Audio CD
Title: The Caretaker: A Ranjit Singh Novel
Author(s): A X Ahmad
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   

May 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Caretaker
Author(s): A X Ahmad
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

May 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Caretaker: A Ranjit Singh Novel
Author(s): A X Ahmad
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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