As the Second World War draws to a close, George Clark finds himself posted to Bajapur to begin his life with the British Army. Worn out and broken-hearted, it isn't long before he is caught up in an impossible tangle. When George is tasked with spying on local nationalist activists in a bid to curry favour with the paranoid, communist-obsessed Captain Dennis Porter, he is not only forced to betray his close friend Deborah Sunderland, but his new love Anna Benson too. Only Anna can infiltrate the local Congress networks to extract the information that George is required to turn up. Set amidst the political unrest of India in the 1940s, The Communist Cookbook is a compelling tale of espionage and divided loyalties.