An army veteran admits to murdering his best friend
and major during the Indo-China war. While the police write him off as a senile
man who is on a nervous breakdown, the case is handed to the IRTF whose resolve
to prove his innocence wanes thin as evidences pile up against him.
Around the same time, videos of women being brutally
murdered start going viral on the internet. As the case is taken up by the
IRTF, much to their horror, the murderer is provoked into challenging them by
being more violent in his display of his disturbing skills on the increasing
number of his victims.
When Akshaya Balakrishnan joins the Task Force,
little do her colleagues expect that they will be blown away by her skills of
deduction and presence of mind. With one determined woman, two sensational
cases, Across the Silent Sands is an
exploration of how the human mind can surprise and shock us all.
A Chartered Accountant
student with a lifelong identity crisis and a thirst for giving the world
stories that break the stereotypical approach, Karthik Sreeram looks to turn
the tide by attempting to create a niche for himself after the debacle with his
first book, The Ashes of the Prey. Hehopes that his big break is around the
corner and that it takes him to a point where he wouldn’t need an introduction
to be recognized.
Karthik Sreeram was one
of the editor’s picks in the Litagram Short Story competition in a genre that
is alien to his lifestyle, romance. So it was only obvious that he went to his
usual bag of tricks, mystery thrillers. Karthik hopes that his books would be
judged better than his dull bio and welcomes constructive criticism.