Two Federal Agents from the United States of America interrogate the Rajput scion of Barmer about the Rathore Mining Corporation, his family business and about drug trafficking in Barmer, his home in Rajasthan, a few miles away from the international border with Pakistan. Manvender Singh Rathore considers their questions routine, but when news comes of his parents being blown away in a bomb blast in Barmer, things take an unexpected turn.
Manvender finds out that the Rathore Mining Corporation wasn’t just dealing in zinc and cobalt, but in Uranium deposits in the region —catering to their biggest clients, the Lashkar-e-Toiba’s sleeper cell in Barmer. Was a nuclear warhead being made readied for India, using the Uranium mined by the Rathore Mining Corporation?
From Columbia, to Barmer, to the neighboring border areas of Rajasthan, this roller coaster thriller brings forth changing loyalties, managing trust between friends and strangers and a son’s fight to bring his father and his nation the justice they deserve. Will the good finally win over evil, or will the simmering sands of a changing contemporary India finally end in dire consequences for the people?
Author: Baqir Shameem