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9780143414605 60ad0761e7859911ed6c69a5 Close call in Kashmir //cdn.storehippo.com/s/607fe93d7eafcac1f2c73ea4/60ad0763e7859911ed6c69e8/webp/9780143414605-us.jpg "‘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." 9780143414605
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"‘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."

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