After the tragic death of his son, all the American wants is to
live a quiet life in a sleepy tourist town in northern Italy. But his
solace is shattered when British agents locate him to break the news
that his friend from college, Oxford Professor Paul Ross, was killed in a
The agents believe Dr. Ross was
murdered after he discovered the “Text of Akbar”, a mysterious
collection of 2,000-year-old Sanskrit fragments, which could hold the
key to the entire Christian faith.
To find Dr.
Ross’s killer, the agents want the expat to assume the identity of his
dead friend at an auction of rare books soon to be held at a faraway
palace in India. The last Maharaja of Naipurna is hosting a group of
religion scholars from around the world for this chance-of-a- lifetime
Out of sympathy for Dr. Ross’s widow,
the expat reluctantly agrees to travel to the remote desert city where
his three-day assignment spirals into a nightmare of danger and
Arriving at the grim and sinister
Ganesha’s Palace, the new Dr. Ross is a marked man. He’s in far more
danger than he anticipated when he learns his fellow guests at the
palace are consumed with being the first to acquire the Text of Akbar . .
. and one of them will gladly kill for that chance.