It is 1935. Three years have passed. And as the seasons turn, so too do the machinations of a rising revolution. As a new summer falls upon the foothills of India's Little England, Simla, political tensions reach fever point. For Ralph Whelan, this year is the most pivotal of his career but with the Viceroy incumbent in his final few months he struggles to finance his career progression and continue to conceal the truth surrounding the events of 1932. Alice's husband has followed her to India but his worsening campaign of hatred against his wife sends her running into the arms of her true love. The Dalals are enjoying the newfound status that Aafrin's ascending career affords them but it will not be an easy summer - Aafrin is more deeply involved with the violent wing of the Congress Party and, despite her mother's matchmaking efforts, Sooni finds two suitors of her own. Against this backdrop, Cynthia still reigns supreme as the society queen, but even she cannot deny that British rule is fading in the sub-continent while Ralph, Alice and Aafrin face a great reckoning of their own.