Drake is sent to India for a mission, but abandons it to help an old friend, the Delhi police chief, who is investigating the death of an Indian national who was an assistant to a retired British Army colonel, who lives in the jungle with his unmarried daughter, and collects butterflies for an export business.
Drake is in India when he is asked by an old friend, the Delhi police chief, to investigate the mysterious death of the employee of a retired colonel. The colonel sells exotic butterflies but Drake finds out that there is a lot more to it.
- Drake is sent to investigate the disappearance of the assistant of a retired colonel in India, and ends up swapping cases with the local police. But both investigations turn out to be intertwined, and more dangerous than expected.