The Mahabharata Secret is a thriller written by Christopher Doyle. It is a heady mix of mythology, religion, science and terrorism. The book' intriguing storyline takes readers all the way back in time to ancient India in 244 BC; and later brings them right back into the modern day sub-continent that we know of today.
This thriller begins with the famous Emperor, Ashoka the Great, discovering a dark and terrible secret hidden deep in some lost texts of the great epic, Mahabharata. He deems this knowledge too dangerous for mankind to uncover and hides it; so that no one can ever find the same. This secret, which manages to remain hidden for 2300 years, has the power to cause massive destruction if it falls into the wrong hands and can change the world in many ways.
The story suddenly returns to the present where a retired nuclear scientist, Vikram Singh, has been found murdered. His nephew Vijay has received an email from his uncle, sent just before his demise which contains some cryptic clues. These clues lead Vijay and his friends from one puzzle to the next as they try to unravel the secret locked in his uncle's message. Through the story, they find themselves among ancient ruins, with more puzzles to be solved and more ciphers to be decoded.
Vijay and his friends are in a race against time, and as they rush to solve the mystery of his uncle's death and message, they have an ominous feeling of being watched and followed by an unknown and mysterious presence. Also, the reader is taken through a series of dangerous adventures, starting in India and going all the way up to the destroyed statue of Buddha in Afghanistan, and back again. The plot is a veritable roller coaster ride that involves constant threat from a mysterious dark force, ruthless terrorists, a secret weapon and a group of unusual people with a secret mission. This spine chilling adventure combines history, mythology, suspense and science; so as to tell a gripping tale.
An Exciting Debut Novel
Christopher C. Doyle graduated from St. Stephens College, Delhi, with a degree in Economics, and studied Business Management at IIM Calcutta. He worked with leading multinationals before setting up a strategic consultancy in India, in partnership with a US based firm. Over the course of his corporate career, Christopher has written articles on management and business for Indian and international publications and is also a regular invited speaker for international conventions and conferences.
Christopher Doyle grew up on a steady diet of books--ranging from classical literature to science fiction, fantasy, poetry and plays--and dreamed of becoming a writer at a very early age. The science fiction of Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein and the fantasies scripted by Tolkien, Robert Jordan and Terry Brooks had inspired him to write as a young schoolboy.
Paperback 386 pages
Publisher Om Books International; First edition (21 October 2013)
Product Dimensions13.4 x 2.7 x 19.6 cm