The Crossbow Code
The Crossbow Code was released in February 2016 by Panther House Publications.
Shock after shock! Total shock runs through the pages of ‘The Crossbow Code’, the latest from M C Raj. The dividing line between fiction and reality is almost invisible. The reader is made to oscillate constantly between the truth of fiction and the illusion of reality. When the reader comes out of the novel it will be a fully drenched world of intrigues. Shrugging off will be an onerous task. Occasionally the readers’ world is bound to come to a standstill. Starting with the intrigues of the Vatican, the seat of power for many centuries in the entire world, the novel traverses through Italy, India, Germany, Brazil and finally ends in India. The journey is bound to be exhilarating with Kris and his two wives Rhea and Fatima playing their pivotal roles to perfection. Idea of one man living with two wives! Who is this man? The Vatican puts him in jail suspecting him to be an Islamic terrorist. Appearances can be very deceiving. But who kills the Pope? A group of Cardinals in hot pursuit of Kris with ‘The Crossbow Code’! Kris had married both the Muslim girls in India where he goes back after the Vatican fiasco. The threesome lands up in Sabarmati. A long and arduous journey of engagement with Karmachand, the experimenter of naked truth! Explosive truths! Expulsions! Their journey to Germany brings them in touch with Bhim Raj and Karl, two great philosophers the world has ever seen. The Crossbow Code misfires in Germany and takes the life of Karl’s instead of Kris’. Murder plots, arrests, police enquiry, truth about Vatican, hushing up operations galore! Alice, the Catholic nun reveals it all and is sent to a mental asylum. Mueller, the German gay journalist takes the Trio to Brazil. ‘The Crossbow Code’ succeeds in the land of the Indigenous Peoples. Kris is finally killed. His story however, continues. Who is Kris? Fatima has the answer. Find it out from her. A treat is awaiting you.
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The Long White Cloud
This is a Kindle book available at amazon.com. It was released on Kindle in September 2016
The Long White Cloud traverses through New Zealand, India, London and the US. It brings to the fore different cultural nuances in its storyline. The heroine’s search for her place in society and her vulnerability to sexual exploitation will remind the reader of the many identical occasions in actual life. Her search takes her to different countries from London to the US, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Thailand, and finally to India. The novel explores the intricacies of her ending up as the second wife of an Indian. M C Raj is known for his intricate weaving of plots and building of characters. The reader is provoked to ask many questions and also give answers. I surely hope you will enjoy reading this novel.
“In his latest novel Madderakka, the author M C Raj has virtually spread out a festive meal of two different and distinct cultures that converge together for the liberation of indigenous peoples all over the world.” – Sami Parliament, Norway
“The romance, however, does not seem to be fictional as every reader will feel that there is something taken out from the leaves of his/her life.” - Egil Olli, President of Sami Parliament
“M C Raj is at it again. The world will have its cup of woe and awe” – Open Space
“A path-breaking and unconventional novel indeed, from the desk of M C Raj” - CERI
“For those who have not known Sami culture this will be a festival of information” – Rune Fijllheim, Director General, Sami Parliament, Norway
“This novel will make a lasting impact on the mindsets of the world. It should. It is our wish.” – Sami Parliament, Norway.