The Shadow Throne Aroon Raman
India Faces Nuclear Armageddon..
A mysterious murder at the Qutub Minar triggers a call to ace journalist Chandrasekhar from his cop acquaintance, Inspector Syed Ali Hassan. The victim is unlike anyone Chandra has ever seen: a white Caucasian male who has all the looks of a throwback to Greek antiquity. Soon after, Hassan calls in to report the case has been taken away from him – in all likelihood by RAW – the Research and Analysis Wing, the uber-agency of Indian Intelligence. What began as a murder enquiry soon morphs into a deadly game of hide – and – seek within the shadowy world of Pakistan’s ISI and India’s RAW; and Chandra, his friend history professor Meenakshi Pirzada and Hassan find themselves in a race against time to avert a sub – continental nuclear holocaust. As the action moves to its hair-raising climax in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afganistan, Chandra must face up to the fact that Inspector Hassan is not all that he seems…
A roller-coaster ride of nail-biting suspense. Aroon Raman could be India’s answer to Robert Ludlum.
Pace verging on the breathless, as the reader is hurtled between Delhi, parts of Pakistan and Bamiyan in Afghanistan.