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At 27, Jason Talley of Corning, New York, leads an orderly life, precisely processing loans for a mortgage company. Its warmest spot is his friendship with Sriram Sundaram and his lively wife Vidya. One night Sriram secretly confides he's planning a trip home to India to visit hi... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781615950126
Barcode 9781615950126
Published 27 May 2011 by Poisoned Pen Press
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Benoit, Charles
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ISBN-13 9781615950126
ISBN-10 1615950125
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Poisoned Pen Press
Imprint Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date 27 May 2011
International Publication Date 27 May 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Benoit, Charles
Category Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 223
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
Library of Congress Mystery fiction, New business enterprises, Americans - India
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 242029

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At 27, Jason Talley of Corning, New York, leads an orderly life, precisely processing loans for a mortgage company. Its warmest spot is his friendship with Sriram Sundaram and his lively wife Vidya. One night Sriram secretly confides he's planning a trip home to India to visit his mother and asks Jason to hold her gift, a gorgeous red silk sari. The very next evening Jason arrives home to sirens and cops-Sriram and Vidya are dead. The cops call it a murder/suicide.
Grieving, Jason decides to fulfill Sriram's quest and books himself an impulsive trip to India. It's a package deal, he learns, designed for retirees. But luckily there's a gorgeous young woman aboard, a train buff with an escape plan, and before he knows it, Jason has cast aside all semblance of order and embarked with Rachel on a perilous journey. How dangerous he doesn't guess since only now does he learn that Sriram, computer genius, was a defaulter from Bangalore World Systems, believed by his start-up gang to have sold them out to software CEO Ravi Murty in America. Jason has sent details of his trip to Sriram's e-mail list, hoping to meet up with his dead friend's past. And he does....

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Edgar-nominee Benoit's assured second mystery (after 2004's Relative Danger) introduces 27-year-old Jason Talley, a nerdy Corning, N.Y, loan processor whose rare heroic gesture launches him on a journey into danger and romance. When Talley's married friends, Sriram and Vidya Sundaram, are found dead in their apartment, victims of an apparent murder-suicide, the shaken Talley decides to go to India to deliver a special sari to Sriram's mother. He also alerts friends and colleagues of Sriram's from a failed high-tech startup company that he's en route to their country. The sedate tour group that Jason joins is a disaster until he's "rescued" by Rachel Moore, a beautiful train-mad woman who's as adventurous us Jason is not. Soon the two are traveling on their own, meeting up with Sriram's bitter or forgiving ex-colleagues. The search for Sriram's mother, Rachel's madcap unpredictability and the stalking of Jason by one or more of Sriram's former partners add up to a spicy quest talc in an India at once modern and ancient.

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Author's Bio

A compulsive traveler, occasional scuba diver, and incurable beginner saxophonist, Charles Benoit has worked in education and advertising. He and his wife, Rose, currently live in exotic Rochester, New York. Relative Danger is his first novel. Visit his website at www.CharlesBenoit.com.

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