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THE MAIDENS (HB)
Alex Michaelides
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We all keep secrets. Even from ourselves.


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The Avatari
Raghu Srinivasan

Classification : Thriller, Crime & Mystery
Pub Date : Feb 15, 2014
Imprint : Hachette India
Page Extent : 512
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9789350095744
Price : 399

About the book
A mythical kingdomLegend has it that only those chosen by destiny can gain entry into Shambhala, the mythical kingdom believed to hold the ancient wisdom that humanity will need to resurrect itself from the inevitable apocalypse. They are the Avatari.An ancient artefactWhen Henry Ashton, a retired British Army officer settled in the Yorkshire dales, receives a letter from a monk entreating him to prevent a 'hidden treasure' stolen from a Laotian monastery from being misused, he finds himself honour-bound to respond. Assisted by a retired Gurkha Sergeant, a high-strung mathematician from Oxford with a Shambhala fixation of her own, and an American mercenary on the CIA's hit list, Ashton's mission leads to an ancient map that dates back to the time of the great Mongol, Kublai Khan.A secret that must not be revealedThe group follows the trail, risking the perils of the inhospitable deserts of Ladakh, turmoil in Pakistan and the rugged mountains of Northern Afghanistan, where the Afghan War is at its height. But they are up against a deadly adversary with seemingly unlimited resources, who will stop at nothing to get possession of the anicent secret - a secret that, if revealed, could threaten the very fabric of human civilization...

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