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PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS THE FIRST VOLUME OF THE BESTSELLING THREE BOOK INTERNATIONAL CRIME TRILOGY THE BROTHERHOOD CHRONICLE BY TEJAS DESAI. THE THIRD BOOK, THE DANCE TOWARDS DEATH, IS SCHEDULED TO BE RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2020. SINCE THE NARRATIVE IS CONTINUOUS, ALL THREE BOOKS [THE BROTHERHOOD (2012, SECOND EDITION 2018), THE RUN AND HIDE (2019), THE DANCE TOWARDS DEATH (2020)] WILL BE AVAILABLE ON NETGALLEY FOR REVIEWERS FOR SIX MONTHS! ENJOY!
Enter a sinister, exotic world of danger, surprise and suspense: the first volume of Tejas Desai's international crime trilogy The Brotherhood Chronicle.
Niral Solanke, a down on his luck private investigator living in New York City during The Great Recession, is trying to redeem himself from a life of sin by rejoining a conservative Hindu religious organization called The Brotherhood. But when his childhood friend Priya Mehta dies mysteriously, he is tasked with investigating her demise. As he probes her boyfriend, wealthy financier Vishal Patel, her brother, Hindu fanatic Amrat Mehta, and a wide variety of characters including visual artist Lauren Juvonich-Adams and building custodian Lance Portman, he realizes nothing is as it seems as he is drawn into a netherworld of crime, corruption and religious fervor.
This second edition contains many additional features, including a preface by the author, a note from the copyeditor, a detailed map of New York City, a list of characters, an updated Glossary of Hindu Terms, a study guide, trivia questions and a peek at the upcoming second volume, The Run and Hide.
A Note From the Publisher
*WINNER OF THE PENCRAFT AWARD (FICTION-GENERAL)*
"At once timely and exciting, Tejas Desai's The Brotherhood Chronicle is a must-read and will keep you guessing."
"Tejas Desai's novel The Brotherhood has mesmerized readers due to the thrills it offers with twists and turns you don't see coming...Desai takes readers to the edge and beyond, and will leave you wanting more, so it's a good thing that The Run and Hide, the second book in the series, is available."
"A legit page turner...a spellbinding thriller."
"Desai is especially gifted when it comes to taking readers on a thrilling ride, one that keeps them guessing until the very last page. His characters come alive in a way that gives readers an insider's view into a world loaded with raw emotion, greed, religious hypocrisy, and treachery."
-The London Post
"If you want a thrilling read that will have you wondering what is going to happen every step of the way, and leave you wanting more when it's over, then The Brotherhood, by bestselling author Tejas Desai, should be on your reading list this winter. But be warned there is an excellent chance you will be reaching for The Run and Hide, the second book in this series as soon as you are finished....Desai is well known for creating characters that are intense and so realistic that at certain points you may well feel like they are in the room with you."
"With Niral Solanke, a private investigator, he created a protagonist that is both compelling and complicated and a book that hits all the sweet spots, so it will have readers hanging on for dear life."
-The New York Journal
"Everything and everyone and anything aren't what they seem, and even as you adjust your logic to keep up The Brotherhood keeps you guessing all the way ...The best way to describe The Brotherhood is simply this: a Mickey Spillane novel with a Bombay (or is it Mumbai...bloody hell) flavour...set in New York City. Betrayal, religious hypocrisy, greed, and sexual nastiness...it is nice warm cuddly pulp fiction with a nice global marinade."
-The Evil Parrot Book Club
"What a well-written, intriguing not to mention engrossing story. Each plot point pulls you along building tension and drawing you into the life and goals of the main character. Characters are fleshed out perfectly, layered and flawed with excellent detail that make you love or hate them instantly. Story paces well and sub-plots enhance not detract from the main plot. A great mystery with the promise of more like it to come as the series progresses."
-My Book Abyss