Because Thou Lovest the Burning-Ground
Because Thou Lovest the Burning-Ground by Michael Kube-McDowell
It was then that Mohandas understood the liberating power of the inevitable. Kali had chosen their victim and delivered him into their hands, and he would die swiftly when the moment came. But haste was not part of the stranglers' way, and there was an unexpected pleasure in the waiting.