The Kashmir Trap

Overview

Con man Max O’Brien takes a personal investigation into his own hands.

Max O’Brien’s nightmare has begun again. Eleven years after the tragic disappearance of his brother, an ambassador in Central America, Max’s nephew, also a diplomat, is assassinated in New Delhi. Max is on the run from police, and this time the professional con man decides to find those responsible for the crime. Determined to track down the truth, he arrives in India just as the country is preparing for war with Pakistan. His inquiry leads him to Kashmir — the heart of the conflict — and the depths of his own soul.

The first book of a thrilling new series, The Kashmir Trap explores the parallel lives of two brothers who have made very different choices. Violence and the growing tension between India and Pakistan set Max on a course of redemption, revenge, and death.

Awards

Dewey Diva Picks
2016

Reviews

Readers who enjoy leisurely storytelling will be at home.

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Just when it seems that the reader never is going to get any answers, the author pulls out a brilliant trick to wrap up the storyline perfectly, pulling all the disparate pieces together into a cohesive, satisfying whole.

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About the Authors

Mario Bolduc

Posted by KathrynB on September 2, 2015
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Mario Bolduc

Screenwriter Mario Bolduc has written three novels featuring Max O’Brien, originally published in French. The Kashmir Trap starts the series and Tsiganes (The Roma Plot) won the 2008 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Book in French. Mario lives in Montreal.