In a small village somewhere in rural Bangladesh an old man starts behaving in bizarre ways. Rashed, an undergraduate in Dacca, comes under police suspicion-presumed guilty of murder. A thousand-year-old book goes missing from a house in Shantinagar and a group of Satan worshipers are let loose by their leader to retrieve it. Who is this strange old man? Why was a boy-next-door like Shamim murdered? What is Nikolas Carsons interest in a legend that has no factual evidence? What is Sambhala? Nikolas Carson, a world renowned archaeologist willingly steps in his kidnapper's car. As the story unravels from France and Rome to India and Tibet, each of the characters cling on to their mission, unaware that their fates are mysteriously intertwined.About the AuthorShariful Hasan is a fiction writer from Bangladesh. A Sociology graduate, he currently works and resides in Dhaka with his wife, Nipa Islam.His first novel Sambhala, written in Bengali, received a good response in Bangladesh, the sequels to which gained a huge popularity later. He has also written short stories that have been published in different short story collections.Arindam Mukherjee is a training consultant, an author, a geopolitical observer and speaker, a fitness enthusiast and a keen traveler. Some of his books are 'The Puppeteer' (Fiction), 'A Matter of Greed' (Non fiction) and 'The Fifth P' (Non fiction).