In a Tender Hold

Edgar von Rabov is a regular customer at Berlin’s Eldorado bar, but this evening on a chilly night in February of 1926 is di erent. A strikingly attractive Anglo-Indian woman catches his attention. Edgar is captivated and her lingering glances betray an interest in him too. As she gets up to leave, she slips him a note: “Meet me here in two days’ time. I’ll be expecting you.” Soon Edgar, son of an aristocratic family and heir to his father’s company, has fallen under the spell of the exotic young woman. But what appears to be a chance encounter soon turns out to be sophisticated plot to lure him into the heart of darkness of family secrets … Wolfram Fleischhauer’s novel, a magnificent love story and family saga, tells of seduction, deception and conspiracy. Set amid the new-age movements of the early twentieth century and the political and philosophical turmoil of the Weimar Republic, this elegant and gripping story about religion, politics and self-knowledge takes the reader on a voyage of discovery from Berlin and London to Madras and Pondicherry.