"‘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.'
‘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."