ABOUT THE BOOK:
The first volume of Tejas Desai's international crime epic The Brotherhood Chronicle is an electrifying multicultural thriller told at a breathtaking pace. 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, and her brother, Hindu fanatic Amrat Mehta, 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 enhanced Glossary of Hindu Terms, a study guide, trivia questions and a peek at the upcoming second volume, The Run and Hide.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tejas Desai was born, raised and lives in New York City, where he works as a Supervising Librarian for Queens Library. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University, attended the University of Oxford and holds a MFA in Creative Writing/Literary Translation and a MLS in Library/Information Science from CUNY-Queens College. He is the author of the international crime series The Brotherhood Chronicle and The Human Tragedy literary series. In 2012, he founded The New Wei literary movement which seeks to promote provocative and meaningful narrative artists. His articles on literature have been published in HuffPost and other publications.