Retired Somali Ambassador Michael Marco is waiting in Kolkata for a return to his homeland when he meets the charismatic Koel Deb, the city’s only female private detective. Combining their skill-sets, they seek solutions to a variety of crimes. The clues are all there. You are invited to solve each case before the detectives.
Krishnan Srinivasan is the only Indian foreign secretary to write novels. His quintet of political and psychological thrillers, four published by Har-Anand Publications, feature Somali master diplomat Michael Marcos triumphs and travails in various parts of the world. In this latest story, Marco is a man uneasy with his celebrity status and confronted by death, terrorism, and intrigue against a background minute of diplomatic maneuverings. After 42 years as a diplomat, Krishnan Srinivasan lives in Kolkata. He is a regular commentator on international relations in books and national dailies.