Imagine a corporation so powerful that it rules trade across the globe, fuels the first truly world war, creates governments and even gives birth to new countries. The year is 1746, and the corporation is the East India Company. The War of the Austrian Succession has been blazing for six years. In India, Warring French and British trade interests are fighting for control of the decaying Moghul empire. Into this maelstrom steps trader's son, Hayden Flint, and Company clerk, Robert Clive. Love and war on a spectacular scale. A magnificent blend of historical adventure and romance "in the great tradition of James Clavell."
Young American-born Englishman, Hayden Flint battles with his piratical father as they and the East India Company fight against the French to control the convoluted politics of the Moslem controlled Hindu states of India. Hayden Flint, betrothed to a rich merchant's daughter, during his adventure into the Indian courts, falls in love with Yasmin, wife of Mohammad Ali Khan, a very powerful Prince.
Robert Clive, unlucky in love and would-be suicide and a clerk working for the East India Company distinguishes himself as the most successful soldier of his time.
A complex thriller of intrigue, adventure and romance.