As the Second World War draws to a close, George Clark finds himself beginning his regimental life with the British Army in the remote outpost of Bajapur. Battle-worn and broken-hearted, he is soon caught in a perilous tangle. Intelligence officer James Ruffington wants George to spy onlocal nationalist activists in order to please the paranoid and communistobsessedCaptain Dennis Porter. For this, George must not only betrayhis close friend Deborah Sunderland but also use Anna Benson, his newlove, to infiltrate the local Congress networks.
Set amidst the political unrest of 1940s' India, The Communist Cookbookis an enthralling story of espionage and divided loyalties.