they happened to have read some interesting information
is a tiny book written by one Fred Royston.
All along the path of this interesting novel, one meets some
very interesting characters. There's Chauhan, who goes by
his instincts when it comes to hiring someone; there's the
tall and serious-looking Jamshed Mehta and his beautiful
wife Ruby who live in the lap of luxury and have servants
who slip in and out so silently, they could be invisible;
there's scapegrace Uncle Walter, who could very well be
the Black Sheep of the family; and, of course, the man
himself, Lachmandas Bhagnani, ‘more perceptive, more
focussed and more human’ at seventy-eight years of age,
and all the more powerful for remaining behind the scenes.
And, finally, there's the irrepressible 'Ma Grissom' who will
not offer lunch but does have a lot more to offer.
What follows is a roller coaster ride of loops and turns and
twists and tunnels, where we run a gambit of emotions
from mere curiosity to pure terror as Reuben is kidnapped
at one point and held hostage.
Somewhere, betwixt so much happening—and all because
of a tiny book—romance blossoms and blooms...and age
becomes what it is anyway—just a number.
Back home and to the rambling cottage and the rusty
typewriter, things finally fall into place. The truth is nearer