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Close Call in Kashmir

Price : $13.50
ISBN # : 9780143414605
Author : Wakhlu, Bharat
pages: 240
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Penguin
Published : 2010

A gripping thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat SELLING POINTS Topography and history of the city, kidnapping, violence zz and terrorism, all woven into a fast-paced narrative zz Set in Kashmir, the book beautifully weaves in the topography of the state THE BOOK I was told that your lives were in danger, Badruddin said. Our lives are still in danger, Mike said, because the people we re with are unlikely to set us free unless we give them what they want. Which is? The treasure, the amanat--that s what everybody is after, Noor said. Terrorist violence and a nightmare drive Shamsuddin Bandey, head priest of a shrine in Aishmuqam village in Jammu and Kashmir, to find out more about some of the 300-year-old scrolls kept in his family s custody for generations. But his actions arouse the suspicions of a top bureaucrat and a history professor. The corrupt duo believe the scrolls may point the way to a vast, buried treasure and they will stop at nothing to get it. Elsewhere, militants break into a museum in Srinagar and steal valuable artefacts to fund their war against India. They also kidnap a woman scientist. Along the way, others are drawn into the action: Michael Zutshi, an American professor nostalgic about his childhood spent in Kashmir, and Ashok Dalela, a CBI officer on the trail of the masterminds behind the illegal trade in antiques. A gripping thriller set in a time of trouble, Close Call in Kashmir will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Bharat Wakhlu describes himself variously as a writer, an artist, a facilitator for beneficial change, a mystic and a wanderer. He uses his diverse skills to foster peace, prosperity, partnerships, the wellbeing of people, and the good of our planet. This is his first novel. He intends to write many more.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Wednesday 27 October, 2010.
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