Maestro management consultant and strategy guru Robin - Einstein - Varghese has been dispatched to London to the Lederman account. Things in the mother country are not all tally-ho as Einstein must make do with convoluted remuneration, temperamental digestion and a comely coworker who revels in mixed signals - not to mention a bizarre conspiracy by museums all over the city to frustrate his every attempt to imbibe in high culture.
Things are not all that much better with his love life. Gouri insists that he go to Madame Tussaud's and take a photo with the Shah Rukh Khan statue. But who will pay for the entry ticket- Gouri's father is not the proprietor no - Then - Just when things look like they can't get any worse, Lederman threatens to shut down the project. Panic ensues. Once again Dufresne Partners turns to their most resourceful, inventive, original, strategic, out-of-the-box-thinking employee.
The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling by Lawrence Block
Bernie Rhodenbarr has gone legit -- almost -- as the new owner of a used bookstore in New York's Greenwich Village. Of course, dusty old tomes don't always turn a profit, so to make ends meet, Bernie's forced, on occasion, to indulge in his previous occupation: burglary. Besides which, he likes it.
Now a collector is offering Bernie an opportunity to combine his twin passions by stealing a very rare and very bad book-length poem from a rich man's library.
The heist goes off without a hitch. The delivery of the ill-gotten volume, however, is a different story. Drugged by the client's female go-between, Bernie wakes up in her apartment to find the book gone, the lady dead, a smoking gun in his hand, and the cops at the door. And suddenly he's got to extricate himself from a rather sticky real-life murder mystery and find a killer -- before he's booked for Murder One.
Poisoned Arrow by Ibne Safi
In an unnamed city somewhere in Hindustan, a man is killed by a poisoned arrow outside a popular nightclub. The subsequent investigation, led by the intrepid Colonel Faridi and his assistant, Captain Hameed, opens up a shadowy underworld network of pimps, drug dealers, and foreign spies. But who is behind it all. The diminutive Goan named Finch. The beautiful yet
mysterious Tara Nayadu- Or the enigmatic American arch-criminal, Doctor Dread.
Doctor Dread by Ibne Safi
The wealthy widow Begum Irshad is being blackmailed by a mysterious foreigner. Crime reporter and freelance investigator Anwar is hired to go undercover and find out who he is. Meanwhile, Captain Hameed and
Colonel Faridi are trying to figure out why a mentally deranged man who thinks he's an angel is being kept imprisoned in a five-story building. As bullets fly and the bodycount rises, it begins to look as though both cases may be related to the ongoing feud between the tiny, monkey-faced killer named Finch and the American arch-criminal Doctor Dread....