About the Book :
A gang of highly professional international thieves of Indian origin carries out a spate of diamond robberies across the world. Are they targeting consignments of uncut diamonds alone or are these robbers also hunting for some secrets hidden in the pouches that carry the precious stones? As the hidden secrets unravel, many unscrupulous forces attempt to get their hands on the key to limitless wealth and power that originated out of the laboratories of a university in India. The chase for the knowledge that will change the world forever spans continents and involves kidnappings and murder. Two fiercely competitive nation states join in another desperate chase for the long hidden secrets behind the tumultuous events of half a century ago, when a sub-continent was torn apart so that a colonial power could meet its political and economic goals. Will the diamond thefts help or disrupt the attempts to prevent earth-changing scientific secrets from falling into unscrupulous hands? Will the destiny of two nations change with the revelation of secrets hidden several decades ago by an assassinated Prime Minister?
1. The Date; 2. Amsterdam, the Netherlands; 3. The Escape; 4. The Hideaway; 5. The Bounty; 6. Milan, Italy; 7. The Second Diary; 8. The Diamond Center Break In; 9. A Nice Man to Know; 10. Corinth, Greece; 11. King of Diamonds; 12. London, UK; 13. Getting the Diaries Back; 14. The Secret Informant; 15. Kolkata, India; 16. A Sideshow; 17. The Teacher; 18. Historic Breakthrough; 19. Karachi, Pakistan; 20. The Jewellery Box; 21. Powerful Forces Retaliate; 22. The Prime Ministers Secret; 23. A Scientist in Danger; 24. Mussoorie, North India; 25. The Ninth Diary; 26. Taking Stock; 27. Bangkok, Thailand; 28. Fortaleza, Brazil; 29. Conflict of Interest; 30. Karachi, Pakistan; 31. Death of a Professor; 32. The Don Agrees to Help; 33. The Prime Ministers Secret Partly Revealed; 34. Tensions between Neighbours; 35. The Second Scientist; 36. Vancouver, Canada; 37. Death and Destruction in Bangalore; 38. Paris, France; 39. The Pakistan Connection; 40. Belligerent Neighbours; 41. Cairo, Egypt; 42. Playing a Long Shot; 43. Arrival at Mumbai; 44. The Stalking Continues in Delhi; 45. The Opposition Strikes; 46. The Hunters and Their Prey; 47. Kidnap; 48. Battle of Wits; 49. Confrontation; 50. Emergency Measures; 51. Operation Dolphin; 52. Hostages in Danger; 53. Gun Battle; 54. The Secret from Cairo; 55. Murder as a Political Weapon; 56. Shocking Revelations; 57. India Strikes Back; 58. Yesterday Once More; 59. Making Amends
About the Author :
Joygopal Podder is a gold medalist law graduate from Delhi University. Born in London, Joygopal worked for some time in the Middle East before settling down in the National Capital Region. Although his interests range from social work to stock markets and the science of branding and marketing, writing is his first love. Joygopal used to be a freelance writer right from his school and college days. Joygopal Podder moved to the social sector after working for 17 years in the corporate sector as a marketing professional. Currently, he is Director Fundraising for the India chapter of an international anti-poverty development agency. Earlier, he worked for a leading child welfare organisation and an NGO looking after the elderly. He has also been CEO of a PSU-promoted NGO working in the area of health care. High Alert is Joygopals fifth book. His other four books are Deceivers (containing two short novels); The Inheritance; The Landlords Secret and other stories; and Millennium City.